I've spent a pretty penny on all my head-fi gear over the past 1.5 years. But sitting here listening now to my setup, I'm pretty unhappy with it. I know I could always sell the stuff but thats a hassle and you end up taking a hit. Anyways, why is my setup so damn bright!?
flac/wav files/320kb spotify > coax bifrost > lyr > SA5000 / Hifiman HE-5
I know what you're going to say.. those are two of the brightest phones on the market. I'm an idiot for buying them since I am so sensitive to sibilance or icy sounding vocals. I hate those qualities so much I cant tell you. I really thought the lyr + tubes would be the answer, but everything just sounds so icy and slightly digital, although extremely dynamic and powerful.
Where do I go from here? Do I ditch everything and start from scratch? Is there any way to salvage what I have. I have not tube rolled the lyr yet which I should, but I really need an extreme difference... the brightness is killing all the fun out of my head-fi experience. It's almost like I seek it out, and once I hear it in a song, its totally ruined for me.
Can I please get some suggestions on new phones/amp dac/additions etc. I suppose if I sold off most of what I have and got around 1000 for the sales, my budget would be a total of 2-2.5k starting from scratch. thanks