Dang that CX is quite amazing...definitely out of the price range though. Audioengine D1 would be perfect if i didn't need an AMP for my hd 650s....Question though, if i were to plug my speakers into the headphone jack on the D1, then still connect the DAC to my Asgard, would the speakers be muted when i jacked into the headphone on the asgard?
The D1 has an amp in it and it can power the HD650s (I have a pair too). If you were to connect the Asgard to your D1, you would connect the Asgard through the D1's RCA jacks to bypass it's built-in headphone amp. I'm not sure why you would connect your speakers through the headphone jack but yes it would mute w/e if connected to the RCA jacks when you plug something into the headphone jack.
(Fixed some grammatical mistakes)
Edited by Byrnie - 4/22/13 at 9:43am