Here comes my current setup:
Mac -> Audinst HUD-MX1 (DAC + AMP) -> Audeze LCD-2r2
Now I bought an Violectric V200 so the new setup looks like the following:
Mac -> Audinst HUD-MX1 (DAC) -> V200 (AMP) -> Audeze LCD-2r2
But: I can't notice ANY difference between these two setups.
Audio source is iTunes with Amarra, both iTunes volume and system volume are maxed.
On the second setup I maxed the volume of the HUD-MX1.
Audio format is 16 bit, 44,1 kHz. Data is uncompressed music. Tried it with a lot of different songs from a lot of different genres.
WHY in hell is that? Is the Audinst such a good AMP that I can't notice any difference?
Is it my bad ears? (I don't think so! )
Is the Audinst a bad DAC so the V200 amplifies "bad" signals?
Is there a way to get noticable better quality than from my current setup without spending thousands of dollars?
Thank you! :-)
Edited by odyssey2001 - 9/7/12 at 3:21pm