Hello fellow head-fiers! I've been lurking on this site for some time now and finally decided to join. I'm not entirely new to headphone audio and definitely not new to home audio, however I've never crossed over into the dedicated headphone amp level. This where I need help...I'm wanting to buy a headphone amp to compliment my setup. So if you could voice your opinions that would be awesome!
First, let me start by stating what my system consists of now:
Sennheiser HD 448
Bowers & Wilkins P5 (don't know if I'm keeping them, can't decide if they're a nay or yay yet)
PC w/ Creative Sound Blaster X-FI HD sounc card
Zune HD (32gb)
Second, I just treated myself and bought a nice little setup for my office. This equipment consists of:
Marantz PM5004 Amp
Marantz CD5004 CD Player
APC G5 Power Conditioner
Audioquest Cables...got them cheap :)
Paradigm Atom Monitor v6
So thats going to be my entire setup by the end of the day. What I need help with is deciding which headphone amp (if I even will need one now) I should buy. I think I have it narrowed down to the Fiio E7 + E9 combo (on Amazon for $180) or the Schiit Valhalla (for $362 shipped).
What are your all thoughts? Will one or the other be better for my situation? Also the office setup that I listed will be setup right next to my computer so I'll probably end up hooking that up as well. I just can't decide between the two. Someone help? :)