I'm thinking about upgrading from my current setup (which consists of a Macbook Air and a pair of Grado SR80i's) to a dedicated DAC/Headphone amp (probably integrated) and a better set of headphones. At the moment, I'm considering buying an Arcam rPac DAC/Amp and a set of AKG Q701 headphones.
Is this likely to be a good pairing? There aren't many Hi-fi places near to where I live so I can't really listen before I buy. My main concern is power demands. I don't know much about the power requirements of the Q701s and I've heard inconsistent reports about the rPac: some people claim that the amplification stage can deliver plenty of power and some people claim that it can't. Does anyone know?
I'd also be happy to hear any alternative recommendations.
Edited by hugothedog - 12/1/12 at 8:17am