Now I need an amp and DAC for these, and I'm looking to spend around $1,500. I'm having a hard time with the decision, I want to make sure to get something that really works well with the 900s. My short list is the Burson Conductor, the Fostex HP-A8, or used Burson HA-160D paired with a used Solo.
Most people will probably disagree and that's fine, but the Asus Essence One "Muses Edition" is the best SQ alone dac/amp combo I've heard under 2k, I've A-B tested against Grace m903, Burson HA-160D, and Fostex HP-A8, using TH900 and overall the E1 Muses had a better sound
leeperry E1 Muses review where he puts it up against the Eximus DP1 LINK>
I've enjoyed the E1 Muses>GS-X mk2>TH900 very much. The E1 Muses DAC under 2k for me is hard to beat.......