Man I have to start posting here more often, I'm getting an insane amount of useful responses lol. All for someone that can't even think about buying HD800's yet lol. I appreciate it guys.
It's pretty upsetting reading some SA5k threads...apparently they used to go for $300?!? Now the cheapest I can find em is just shy of $700...I'll keep digging though. Unless anyone is interested in selling me theirs? :)
In case it's not already apparent...I'm harping on the SA5k's because apparently they are the cans that are closet to the quality of the HD800's. That being said, once I get them, what's the optimal way to drive them? Or maybe that's a question I should save for the other forums, I don't want to push your guys' kindness lol.
IIRC there was a sale a while back for the SA5k going for some price around that. However if the SA5k at going for $700 I would just save a bit more and buy a used HD800. They usually go in the 1k-1,1k range however that does assume that you have a good setup already for the HD800.
I hooked my Buffalo III into my rig replacing my D18. It will be somewhat difficult to compare them since I connect to the D18 with a usb/spdif converter and the Buffalo with the same converter. Is there anything out there that can be a usb to spdif for both 2 different DACs?