I heard the Vega/Taurus combo today and it sounded good but it had a few things holding it back. The Vega dac was cold and the cabling was not that good but it did sound a lot better than the Teac dac the Taurus was hooked up to previously. As well I heard the Senheisser HD800 with the combo and although a good headphone(huge soundstage) I much prefer the sound of the LCD-3's which were not available for audition. I felt really good however as although a nice setup I much prefer the sound in my music room with my PS Audio PWT/PWD MK2 running my LCD-3's with good cables all around. Then again the Vega was cold and the cabling was not that good. It did sound nice but the HD800 are not my favorite headphones.
The HD800 has only recently become part of my collection - well after the initial fanfare surrounding its release - but I cant wait to get mine plugged into the Taurus and log some serious hours with both. I've just got too much new gear atm. Even if you don't believe in burn-in for electronics, most accept that it's needed for speakers and I know my MA BX-2s need a lot more time and there's no harm in plugging the HD800 into the headphone out on my Marantz speaker amp. One of the great things about having the BDP-105D as my source is that I can mix it up - music, movies and YT clips of some of my fave bands.
Slightly OT - for those still looking for *the* HD800 amp, you might find Jude's impressions of the Ragnarok enlightening:
No idea how it will line up against the Taurus side-by-side (I believe they are closely matched in sticker terms) but I ruled it out purely on the expected heat signature - hopefully I'll have more luck with the Taurus.