I've had my Vali now about 5-6 wks. I'm lovin' it! It's either Puter >> Foobar >> Modi >> Vali >> HD598 or Q701 or X2s... OR, Emotiva ERC-3 (CD player) >> Vali >> X2s. I prefer listening to the CD player. I believe it sounds best. Actually, I'm finding it hard to stop listening! The Fidelio X2s just sounds so good on this pairing. I've got my eye's closed, head back, zoning out. The sound is so big with this combo. It must be the emphasis in the upper bass region. I open my eyes and look over at what the HPs are plugged into expecting to see something about the size of a small car battery.. but no, it's a little Schiitin Vali!
I did a couple of small mods to the Vali. If/when I ever get enough posts to be able to upload, I'll post some pics.
Thanks all! I love reading about your experiences.