I've been happily using a Graham Slee Voyager paired with a pair of Sennheiser PXC350 NoiseGard Headphones attached to a 160GB iPod Classic with a Fiio L3 cable for over a year now and have been fairly happy with the combo. I think the weak link could well be the Fiio cable (it fell apart after a couple of months use and is now taped together, but oddly seems more reliable now), but have no clue if I would reap any benefits with this setup with buying a better cable.
So, I've recently had my interest piqued by the Fiio E7 portable DAC amp, mostly because I've recently bought Bitperfect off the App Store to run on my iMac. My main question is, would I have audible benefit investing in the E7 as opposed to using a Profigold 3.5mm jack connector to my Voyager amp? Would there be any point using the Fiio over the Voyager in my day-to-day setup with my iPod Classic?
When I bought the Voyager 2 years ago I believe I invested in an amp that would get better with use (easily over 1000 hours and counting) and still costs a good deal more than the Fiio. Would I likely be disappointed with the Fiio when I've been used to something pricier for so long?
Any guidance you can give a clueless, but keen noob would be much appreciated.
Edited by drawingbreath - 2/23/12 at 4:49pm