So I've been saving and saving for a mid/hi-fi setup for a long time, and now that I'm finally here, I don't know which direction I want to take it. Originally, I was going to get the Mad Dogs and the Aune T1, and call it a day, since that was all I thought I'd be able to practically afford. However, I was waiting for a sale on the Aune T1 (which I'm still waiting for), and have accumulated far more money than I thought I would have (Something along the lines of 1200 dollars). I now have the option to upgrade my prospective system, and running through the options has me very happy, lost, and utterly confused. Generally speaking, I have varied music tastes, from electronic to rock to jazz to classical, with even some country mixed in. I like a darker, smoother sound (the Audez'e sound sounds good to me) I currently own and enjoy V-Moda M80's and UE TF10's.
Here are my thoughts as far as setups go:
Aune T1 -> LCD 2 Rev 2 (later adding a Project Ember) my biggest worry with this would be that I wouldn't fully take advantage of the headphones
Aune T1 -> Project Ember -> MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs (I'd have to wait 6 weeks for mine to ship)
Aune T1 -> Project Ember -> Hifiman HE-500 (I've heard these won't give me the smoother sound that I want)
Aune T1 -> Project Ember -> a combination of 2 of the following (he-400, Mad Dogs, HD650, K701, and dt880)
Aune T1 -> a combination of 3 of the following (he-400, Mad Dogs, HD650, K701, and dt880)
Obviously I will be waiting to see if CanJam has any releases that change the game for me, or if it drives down prices on anything. However, as far as this goes, any thoughts?