I know that this is yet another thread about DAC/AMP-combos, but hey - that's why we're all here, to argue about these matters right? :)
OK, so here goes. I'm taking the plunge into headphones-only; thus getting rid of the speakers and amp.
My listening is 50% portable with iBasso DX + Phonak Audéo PFE-232 and 50% in office with Linn Unidisk SC + Linn Majik 2100 + Linn Katan.
The amp and speakers are now gone. I have digitalized my cd's for backup but my intention is not to give up on the cd's, its just that when I'm in office working, it's easier to maneuver the collection through Web-Gizmo (JRiver) without loosing concentration on work. Once I start fiddling with Cd's, I get lost and ends up sitting on the floor going through album covers etc.
So I'm getting a pair of new headphones since selling my AKG-702 which I got tired of wearing for longer periods, and after weeks and weeks of listening its come down to; Sennheiser HD-800, Grado GS-1000i or Hifiman HE-6. They're about the same pricerange, sound different but very very good all of them. I guess it's just a matter of taste and amp-match.
For amplification I'm going to use Schitt Lyr or perhaps Woo Wa6 however I don't know if compared to the Lyr it's justifying the higher price?
Finally, for my main question. I'm planning to use the Unidisk as CD/SACD-transport but also as DAC for the music that I have on my computer using toslink/spdif to get the music into the Unidisk -> Amp -> Headphones. It's bitperfect since Jriver just outputs what I tell it to output so no limitations there, but I've not done this before - would it be better to (sigh!) get rid of the Unidisk and invest in a dedicated DAC once and for all. If I get the urge to play cd's I can just play them through the computer.
1. Keep the Unidisk as DAC and CD/SACD-transport?
2. Schitt Lyr or Woo Wa6 for the mentioned headphones. What match is the best?
Edited by Aktersnurra - 12/13/13 at 1:23am