You have the Stax 009 so hold onto your wallet......you're fine.
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Just got a M-Stage again and I'm very impressed with what this little thing puts out. Obviously it is not as good as those 1K amps, but it gets pretty close and drives the HD800 very well.
Just got the Stax 009 and listening for the past two hours. Shootout with the 800 this weekend.
Wow congrats!! That's a heck of an acquisition. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the two...
Thanks. Listen guys, this is the 800 thread. I'll be very brief. IMO, transparency, accuracy, extension at both ends, this is as good as it gets. The amp is very good as well (the KGSShv).
In fairness, I think that the dac often gets overlooked in the chain and may in fact be the most important consideration outside of the headphone itself...especially with a hp like the hd800.
It's easy for me to make this argument having just bought the m51.