- People have commented that on my current setup, the MS II+ is very clear and transparent (like the HD800s) while the Crack is warmer and less precise (like the HD650s). If I put a warm, imprecise amp between a transparent DAC and headphones, will this create a messy sound signature?
- If the Crack is a suboptimal amp to put between the MS II+ and HD800s, can anyone recommend a better amp? Will my current DAC allow me to get the most out of such top-end headphones? With my bonus, I could probably spend up to around $1000, though only for a good reason.
- Or would another headphone just be a better fit to complete my signal chain? I'm pretty attached to the HD800s, but could perhaps be talked into something else.
- Anything else I should consider about buying the best headphones I will (likely) ever own?
My "dream setup" will also probably involve buying a nice balanced DAC and amp, but I hope it will include the HD800s.