Just joined! I'm a long time Audiophile that has recently converted to the world of headphone listening. I suffered a serious accident in the summer of 2012 in my home. Lot's of broken bones and a brain injury that required surgery. I've made a remarkable recovery with few serious long term effects. For a long time it didn't appear that would be the case. I'm working again and generally get around pretty darn well all things considered. Of the permanent problems I do have, one in particular bothers me most. I've lost about half of my hearing in my left ear. Along with the hearing loss I now have a constant ringing in the left ear. The best way to describe it is it sounds like I have a large sea shell attached to the side of my head! As a long time Audiophile you can imagine what this has done to my joy of listening to music. I have a pretty nice system that I've been listening to less and less. It's just not the same and has been really frustrating for me. I'd just about given up on the idea of high resolution audio. I had a pair of HD600's laying around and decided to plug them in one day. Bingo! That was it! Long as I don't listen really loud headphones have restored my ability to again enjoy high quality music reproduction again! I bought a Burson Conductor and that matched with the 600's provides me with some of the best sounding music I've ever had in my home. VERY happy with my little headphone rig! Now for where I'm seeking help. What would be a good transport for my system? About the only one I see out there is the Musical Fidelity model at around 900 bucks. I'm using a Yamaha universal DVD/SACD/CD player that sounds good with the Burson but is getting a bit long in the tooth. I bought it in 2007 and the transport is starting to a little slow and wobbly. I know I'll have to replace it sooner rather than later. There doesn't seem to be a lot of choices in dedicated transports on the market these days. Also a little shy about buying an expensive cd player to be used just for it's transport. Thinking about something like a Rega player but again, seems like a lot of money to just use for it's transport. Any suggestions? I want quality gear and don't mind paying for it. It just seems kind of silly to by an expensive cd player with a DAC I'll never use.
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11/30/13 at 8:09am