Hello, I have been researching and I've come to the conclusion that the Audeze LCD-2 will be the best headphone for my music taste. I prefer Old-School Hip-Hip, Rap, R&B and Rock (Metallica etc.). I do love bass, and from every review I've read, the LCD-2's are perfect for bass and they deliver it precisely as it is meant to be heard.
This will be my first setup, I have been slowly saving and have repurchased almost all music I had on mp3's and ripped them all from CD's to Flac. I have a few setups in mind such as Violetric V800 & V200, Burson Conductor/Conductor SL 9018, or the Schiit Gungnir & Mjolnir combo. I have even thought about the WooAudio WA7, but it is a combined unit and I would prefer to stay with something that provides balanced outputs (since I have read it provides better quality that TRS). In addition I would love to have the Meridian Prime, but again that one has 1/4 TRS and it would eventually need an extremely overpriced PSU. I am open to other suggestions, or combinations that others have had success with.
I would prefer to stay around the $1,500 price range for a DAC/AMP but I would extend it if necessary, as I feel if I'm going to purchase something I would prefer to have the best I am able to purchase at the time then having to upgrade in 6 months. One more thing, if you know of a combination that might be available soon, and you think it is worth the wait, I am willing to wait.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Edited by PowerNerd - 1/1/14 at 8:52pm