Originally Posted by willmax
No worries HeatFan, I look forward to reading your impressions!
Well, have had the NFB-15.1 and NFB-11.32 runnin' all day plugging the HD650s and D5000s between them. They are in different rooms, so I even had a nice workout.
I've had both phones and both DACs for a good while so know the sigs and can especially tell on the Denons if the bass gets loose and the spectrum seems all over the place (not being driven fully). No probs there with either. The HD650 got equally spanked with everything nice and tight with both devices.
The 15.1 has a more 'cozy' presentation (we use the word 'warm' way too much..lol), whereas the 11.32 is a detail monster without being piercing. But both are detailed indeed and let the phones sound like they are supposed to. If you like the signature of your phones, you will truly enjoy the overall presentation.
Now, I don't own the LCDs or D7000s so I really can't advise on those. A while back a buddy brought over his HE-500s and on both devices they sounded very good, fwiw.
I have a tube hybrid (LDI+) connected to the 11.32 and an SP Extreme connected to the 15.1 and both setups sound delicious as well if you ever want to give them some tube love (no tube love today, just straight booty solid state..lol).
I have tried many phones on both devices the last couple years Will and really have to say I have never been disappointed with what both bring to the table. I am an Ultrasone freak as well and both those devices are my 'go-to' first. You really can't go wrong with either purchase.
*Both were used with usb input (my 15.1 has the TE8802 usb and the 11.32 has the USB32). I also used the coax input on the 15.1 for a little while. All lossless files, no EQ.
Don't know what type of music you listen to Will. I put a bit of each of my preferred genres- house, trance, dub, rock, metal, hip-hop.
The NFB-15 in the little corner of love :