Originally Posted by nelamvr6
Dude, you ask a ridiculous question, then you throw a hissy fit when no one answers right away, then you ARGUE with the first person who answers?
What exactly are you playing at?
He's not remotely serious, so don't waste time expecting a serious thread. Using an LCD-2 or HD 800s on an ultra-premium source( >$5k?) with no discussion of equivalent amplification, connections or even file types (USB? Balanced? Vinyl? PCM?) Oh and it has to be "a transparent DAC" without "any of ... these 'musical sounding' thing" .
Yet, when a known good quality DAC with a neutral, Analog Devices sigma-delta chip, which Sterophile mag gave an "A" grade as a Recommended Component of 2012
"the HDR proved more musical and engaging with a bigger soundstage, better solidity and separation of instruments in the stereo image, and better treble resolution"
and Paul Seydor of TAS said
“Super-clean, super-clear, super-quiet, super-transparent.”
is suggested, he whines that it's "too bright". So that's a huge clue, practically in neon lights, that he has no idea what he's talking about.
He's a troll, so add him to your ignore list and move on. Or have a good laugh. Either way, it's not worth seriously answering.
So here's my non-serious answer: you definitely need a dCS Vivaldi, bro. Totally. $110k. Not musical at all. Just what you need. Gooby plz.