It's been a long time since I've lurked around HeadFi. Oh and how have things changed! So many new vendors, phones, etc., etc.
Anyways, long story short, it's my birthday this week and now that I'm stablizing at my new job, I would like to set up a semi-decent syetup at work.
I've been living off my original Atrio M5's from few years back and they've been great for years but I think it may be time to retire them. I'm being gifted a Peachtree X1 for my birthday so I plan on moving over my Kramer DAC from home.
I would like to stay within a budget of $400 to upgrade the Atrios. My main preference is something that has a breathtaking soundstage and is very very detailed. I like the sound of my Sextetts but if that sound can be surpassed, then I'll be a one happy man!
Before I'm stoned, I have done some homework and came up with some options (Heir 3.ai & 4.ai, Rockit R-50, New Cosmic Ears line up, V-Moda 80, etc.). But there is so much new stuff around that I haven't gotten around it all and hence I need your help.
Any feedback is appreciated as always!