Nice! Once you get some time on it, please do me a favor and listen for more depth and layers to the sound stage. So far two others have corroborated this for me, so I'll be interested to see if you also concur. To me, that's one of the most amazing features of this excellent product. I've had tube gear that gave my speakers more depth to the sound, but I honestly didn't think it was possible for a headphone rig to do this. I see you have those very nice Sennheiser 650s...I've only heard the HD800s and I have a pair of Amperiors on the way, but I've heard that the 650s will definitely scale up...so I'm really interested to hear your feedback. I think Jan's favorite two brands of phones are BeyerD and Sennheiser, so I think you may end up falling in love with this Dac as much as the rest of us have.
Also, fire up some Jack Johnson if you can...honestly, you'll think the guy is right there in your listening room playing a private concert.
Yay, I finally received the Daccord.
It took just a little over 3 weeks after the order was placed.
Too bad I am at the office, and cannot listen to it right away.
I am beginning to feel a little sick and probably should go home early today.
Focker, I will take your suggestions and keep them in mind.
Although I am not sure how much weight my opinions would carry for a couple of reasons;
1. This is my first decent DAC, I currently use a Udac. Heck, its my first headfi purchase over $500.
2. My amp-Matrix M-stage. Up until now, I have been enjoying my headphone listening through my
current setup with the M-stage, and always considered my DAC as the bottleneck.
Now that I have a pretty good DAC, I'm thinking the M-stage would be the bottleneck.
Although I would love to join the company of many posters here who have the Daccord, Classic/Concerto and T1,
I've made a few purchases recently, and am trying to impose some self control.
I have recently purchased Grado 225, bottlehead crack kit(on its way), and of course the Daccord).
I've been lurking through the forums for the last several weeks looking for possible upgrades for
headphones and amps. Thanks to you folks, I'm leaning heavily towards the Classic & T1 among
other options (HE500, LCD2). I'm gonna try to make it to my first meet here in LA this weekend
to try to listen to some of them.