I'm starting this post because for the past two months I have been scouring these forums for the best dac for my setup. I currently am using the Schiit Bifrost coupled with the Woo Audio WA2. I listen to three different headphones right now, Beyer T1's, DT 990s 600ohm, and the Sennheiser HD650s. I plan in the near future to get some Audeze LCD-2s, and who knows maybe some other amazing headphones later (HE-500s, HE-6s, LCD-3s, maybe STAX? :P). Anyway I am searching for a dac that will accommodate all my future purchases, so that I won't be caught wondering if my source is in need of a upgrade later down my journey. I want to buy something that will last me years and even after awhile, I still will be pleased with the SQ. I love my Bifrost, but it turns out that I just got an internship at an accounting firm (my major) and I will have the privilege of having my own WORK setup aswell. So the Bifrost will be coming with me to work. So now that leaves me with a whole in my setup at home. After lots of research, I still find myself lost as to what DAC will work the best for me. I've considered the Schiit Gungnir, Woo Audio WDS-1, Yulong D1000, and Audio GD NFB-7. Problem is I feel all these DACs are in different price tiers and performance tiers. My budget is 1200$ or less, and I really can't go above that much because of school and the huge whole in my pocket that the holidays brought. I'm looking for a DAC that has no coloration and is as close to neutral as possible. I absolutely love my Woo Audio WA2 and the sound that it brings my headphones, so I would like to keep that sound without any coloration from a DAC. So please help me decide on a good DAC!
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Edited by Greed - 12/26/12 at 10:55am