Not everyone has ear wax problems. Some will be worse than others. I went to the audiologist and she said I had a small amount of ear wax right at the base of the crook of my ear canal. She did a small sweep and got it out. Was very minor as I generally keep my ears very clean. So not everyone will have wax build up. My hearing did improve slightly after that (not much but noticeable).
I also believe headphones/IEMs first followed by both Amp/DAC. I believe the DAC to be just as important as the Amp. If you have a crappy DAC it will hold your entire setup back. I felt this way regarding the UHA6 MKII DAC and even the one on the UHA4 (in comparison to my higher end DACs).
I know but one of the problems is the way we clean our ears, some of us instead of cleaning our ears end up pushing the wax further inside of them, I said some of us o.k. I am not saying everyone and I say this since most of of my family members work in clinics so I know what I am talking about, ironic isn't it that my ears were full of ear wax, so my best advice for the people reading this post you can go to your local pharmacy and get a ear wax removal kit, and back to the main theme, I think you need a good dac first then an amp and finally a good set of headphones, why would you need a good amp first? remember garbage in, garbage out, and we all know we can get good set of headphones for just a few bucks like monoprice or some Koss.
Edited by Gorillaz - 12/29/12 at 6:46pm