I primarily use my iDevice as a source. 95% of my music on iTunes is directly ripped from CDs using Apple Lossless. Currently I am using an iStreamer hooked up to a 15 plus year old Headroom Supreme, which I've always loved. I'm about to pull the trigger on two amps I have auditioned rather extensively, the Violectric V200 and Burson HA160D.
I am curious to know if upgrading to a higher end DAC such as the PS Audio Digital Link III makes any sense. I will not be migrating to FLAC or any other higher res formats not supported by iTunes.
As far as pairing goes, I have the usual suspects; DT880, DT1350, HD600 (with VDH 3T re-cable), DT770 (also VDH 3T re-cable), HD25's, most of the better dynamic iems as well as the usual portables like the V-Moda M-80's, Fidelio L1 and so on. I've also got most of the popular portable amps from RSA, ALO, Pico, etc.
I have ordered an LCD 2.2 which should be in in 2 weeks.
Is there a need to look into high end DACs? I've sold most of my speaker setup and as such I am ok with a budget up to $1000 for the DAC. I can not consider many of the higher end tube amps because IEMs are very important to me and will remain a large part of my stable. I'm afraid the gain is too high on many of those amps.
Help me out please? Thanks in Advance.