Originally Posted by cwgambrell
I've had the Audioengine D1 for about 8 months and have really enjoyed it. Primarily I listen with Sennheiser 598s but I also own a Grado S80i and an AudioTechnica M50. I am considering an upgrade to a "better DAC." I'm also considering purchasing an AKG K702. What would be your recommendation as to a better DAC - I'm not interested in a "lateral" move - I'd like to make a quality leap to get something that is markedly better than my D1. Also, what amp would you recommend to pair with the DAC and the K702s. The D1 drives the HD598s well but I read that the K702s require more power to drive effectively. I use a Fiio E11 for portable use and it works well paired with the M50s and my IPod Classic (with Apple Lossless). While price is always a factor, I'd rather save up and get a quality desktop DAC and AMP. FYI, most of my listening is done on my computer. Any advice or comments would be much appreciated.
well, I would first upgrade the amp... I think unless you spend a little less than $1000 the difference won't be as noticeable, from what I've red, But what in my opinion looks like a good upgrade is the Yulong D100, at around $400