So, I'm heading towards ordering a pair of 400s; I'd be driving them with a first-gen Audio-GD NFB-12. How's that pairing?
In keeping with good audio practice, I'd probaby be willing to spend around the price of the HPs for a DAC and amp, if I were to upgrade.
I listen mostly to pop/rock, "classic" jazz (Miles, Trane, Monk), and small-group and solo classical. I'd like to maximize the imaging (which I know is a strong suit of these 'phones), have a realistic, stable, soundstage, and a fairly balanced sound (although, at my age, a little extra treble is not a bad thing).
I'm currently listening to ATH-AD700s, which have a ridiculous (in the good way) soundstage, but seem light in the bass and a little "thin" overall. Want better. Y'all know the feeling.
Would something like a Little Dot Mk III and an ODAC be a meaningful upgrade? Other ideas?
Thanks for advice and comments.