Newbie to Head-Fi. Newbie to headpones and DAC's. I moved into a condo and the Diapasons, Meridian and Bedini went into the closet. I long for the day to unleash the fury. For now I can't my wife and neighbors would kill me. So i decided to give headphones a try, I just recently purchased Beyer T1's. I was listening to them on a computer with an Asus Xonar Essence ATX sound card. I really liked what I was hearing but I knew the T1's could do better. My search brought me to this website and the extensive amount of reviews. It's forums like this that help people discover equipment that they would normally otherwise never consider, so thank you to all who take the time to write such thorough reviews. I purchased a DA8 based on several reviews from this thread. I received my DA8 at the beginning of this week and my initial impression was that everything sounded closed in and thin. I knew there was going to be a bit of burn in period and I have to say that the DA8 is sounding real amazing. As I'm typing this I'm listening to Braveheart. The drum impact and depth as well as the width have improved quite a bit from my initial impression. This little aluminum box on my desk is truly awesome. The quality of sound it produces for the price paid is really a treat. The next phase in my evolution is to by a dedicated amp. I have been reading some positive reviews about Woo WA2 and Violectric V200 with the Beyer T1's. One amp in paticular that has caught my curiosity is the SPL Auditor. It seems, based on specs, that this amp should do wonders for the T1's. I did read some reviews saying that it is clinical and boring. The people that gave that analysis where not using the DA8. I'm wondering if the DA8 is so smooth and wide would that negate the clinical and boring attributes of the Auditor. If the amp dosen't get in the way, all I'll be listening to is the DAC, which is not a bad thing in this case. I was hoping that the people with more experience share some thoughts.
Thanks in advance,