After waiting 4 months, my Sennheiser ie800 has finally arrived, got them for €630 / 530 uk pounds (of which 21% is tax deductible:))
I am a relative newbie, but I can confidently say that records like those of the XX or the remastered Beatles turn out to be real gems after listening to it with the ie800. Being in my early twenties I find the treble really, really sharp, with the detailing of the bass to be dependent on the DAC/AMP set up. I tested the iems with a Macbook pro (SPDIF) --> V-DAC --> Marantz PM6003 --> ie800 set up.
I liked this set up, but unfortunately I cannot take it to my desktop. Who listens to their ie800 at their desktop and what set up do they use?
I looked at the following options
- Fiio E17 (already ordered)
- Woo Audio 7 Fireflies (doubts about this one, like the tube concept, but read some regarded it not really suitable for iems)
I (think) am looking for a more warm & instrument separating sound, but I would like to hear your experiences and opinions on this.
What would you guys recommend for a desktop set up?