Right now I'm running an Essence ST with Grado 225is and am looking to upgrade and finally put together a more complete setup.
I'm currently considering the Schiit Asgard or Valhalla and eventually a Bifrost. I'm also considering a headphone upgrade such as the Grado PS500.
Before I make any major decisions, I'm wondering what type of upgrade I can expect? Going from my onboard sound with Sennheiser gaming headphones to my current setup was a massive improvement that I thoroughly enjoyed. I suspect that this upgrade will feel smaller and I'm OK with that, but I'm also hoping that such an investment would return a noticeably improved sound.
I guess I'm just now sure what to expect upgrading from the Essence. Any input?