I had a few questions about my current setup and what I can do to improve it for better sound quality.
Current setup: Wall Outlet --> Generic Power Strip --> Burson Conductor (Amp/Pre-Amp/DAC) with Sennheiser HD 800 --> Generic USB Cable --> PC USB 3.0
Waiting to be shipped/configured setup: Wall Outlet --> Generic Power Strip --> Burson Conductor (Amp/Pre-Amp/DAC) with Sennheiser HD 800 --> Silverlight Starlight S/PDIF --> Hydra X USB Interface --> Silver Starlight USB --> PC USB 3.0
1) Should the stock cable on my HD 800 be replaced? Is this any good? The comparison chart itself makes the stock cable sound awful. http://stefanaudioart.com/headphone%20cable%20Endorphin%20HD800%20se%20Options.html
2) How does the Burson Conductor compare to the PerfectWave DAC (PWD MkII)? Is the PWD unit better than the conductor? Should I sell the conductor and pick up a PWD?
3) Will using the Hydra X with a PWD improve quality, or is the unit better without the USB interface addon? How does the Hydra X as an addon compare to other alternatives with the conductor? Is the Hydra X any good with the conductor?
4) Is there any other products I should purchase or advice you could give to help me improve overall quality?
Any help or input is much appreciated!