I know, however my budget is fairly limited. My budget is approx: $1100, With this money I intend to buy a DAC, Amp and Interconnects + Usb, Toslink cables.
The initial idea was:
Schiit Valhalla $349
Schiit Bifrost $349+($100)
Cardas MicroTwin RCA apx: $150
Cardas USB/SPDIF aprox $100
I am ready to make this entire purchase, the only thing BLOCKING IT is the negative comments ive read lately about the K701+Valhalla combo!!! AND STILL, NO CONCLUSIVE ANSWERS!!!
I considered the Violectric, however i cannot afford it at this point. Besides, I intend to buy other headphones in the future which would work well with the Valhalla. (OF COURSE, keeping the K701, which is going to be my primary headphone for years to come)
If you have any conclusive data regarding this combo, please share it with me. I am not interested in subjective experiences regarding this pairing, I need to know if the K701 will play with no distortion, sibillance, or muddy base. I expect this amp to drive them to almost their full potential. Nuances I dont care about! I will be the judge of that.