But in this Indistinguishable category, the Emotiva is by far the best Features * Quality / Price.
I has everything: remote controlled analog pre-amp; SE and Balanced output; dual headphone amps; all kinds of digital inputs (except I2S) and it even has an analog input .
@Gary: did you try the built-in headphone outputs yet or do you save that for later?
This could be where the Dangerous Source take the lead. I really like my DS at work with the RE-262 or Spirit Pro.
It didn't quite match the EF-6 with the LCD-X, though. I didn't try the Hifimen cause they are balanced only.
The Emotiva is impressive at $500. I think the DS headphone amp is good, but not great with the LCD-X, but I didn't get a chance to listen to any others. The DS is good enough that it could hold me over if i sold my Mjolnir, until I found a high performing match for the LCD-X.