Yeah, best title. Hi, everyone. I'm contemplating between those in the title.
This will be my first DAC\Amp. I've read good things about both. I'm leaning towards the Aune T1 because of the modularity of the tubes and the fact that I can just upgrade the Amp in the future and still use the T1's DAC. Also I like the fact that I'll be able to "play" with the sound by just trying different tubes.
I saw a review of the Audinst in comparison with the O2+ODAC combo, they seemed similar and both look like great choices, however with shipping the O2+ODAC is $300 while the Audinst is $210.
Many other DACs and Amps came into mind, including the NFB-15.32 and the Schiit stack but with shipping theyr'e about $270.
Another thing, I'm going to be using this mainly for music but also for movies and gaming. In priority I can say Music> Movies> Gaming.
So I want to ask if its possible to plug a DAC directly to the soundcard and utilize DTS\Dolby\whatever? If so, what are the drawbacks? (because there must be some)
Not much to say, I'm currently using the AD700 and I absolutely love them. The soundstage, the clarity.. No, I don't care that much about bass.
I'd love some one line descriptions of the above headphones in regard to each other (or to my AD700), that would definitely help me.