Looking to see if I can improve the NuForce DAC 9 - Sennheiser HD800 setup which uses a digital input from a Meridian Sooloos system (so USB not needed). The headphone cable is balanced.
The Metrum Octave DAC looks very inviting BUT it will require a headphone amp and one with balanced output for the Sennheiser headphones.
I've gone cross-eyed researching and can find amps with balanced input but very few have balanced out. My prejudice is for SS not tubed.
All suggestions (new or used) gratefully received.
John (too old to be seen chasing moonbeams but he just cannot resist!)