I have a Little Dot MK/II headphone amp, and am wondering if it will drag the GS's down or not, the reviews for the MK/II were very, very good for the price and have worked well with my AKG K701's thus far.
Plinius SA-50 Class A Power AMP
Plinius M-16 Pre-Amp
Linn Sondek LP12 w/ Rega RB600 tonearm and Dynavector Karat 17d2 MK II Cartridge
Marantz CD-52 MK2 Optical Source
Heavily Modified Kef Calinda Floor Speakers (Active Crossover, Different Tweaters, Repacked)
Little Dot MKII+ Headphone Amp with Mullard CV131 Tubes
2011 Macbook Pro
Fiio E10 DAC
I know the Fiio DAC isn't an amazing DAC, but it is all I could afford at present and it gets very good reviews in the low-end / portable range, Should I be running from my Macbook to the FIIO then to the Little Dot or just straight from the Macbook to the Little Dot?
Around 60% of my headphone use is through the Little Dot, the other 40% is straight off the FIIO E10 DAC.
The K701's sound good on this setup, but I miss having Grado's, I loved my SR-80i's after I install the L-cush pads on them and the K701's are just a bit... Boring!