Pretty late to the party.
Before Head-fi (August 2010):
Grado 325i - $295 + cable ($40) + Mini adaptor cable ($15) = $350
Nuforce udac 2 - $99
Denon D600 (for movies only) - $395
Ibasso D7 - $179
Hifiman HE-400 - $399
Yulong Sabre D18 (placed order) - $699
Yulong Sabre A18 -$899
Total: $3,020 in 3 years.
I have always picked up anything i wanted whenever i travelled. So no delivery charges!!
I love all of this and don't plan to to sell any of them at all. I have loaned out the Grados, the Denon and the D7 to family.
So that makes $449 pre Head-fi, and $2571 post Head-fi!! And i live in India!
Aaargh!! See what you have done to my bank account HEAD-FI!! You turned an interest into an obsession
I was planning to get an iBasson DX100 on my next trip. I am going to hold of now!!
Maybe in another 6 months. After that, a sabbatical for the next 3 years at least.