So I have been doing a bit of research, and come up with 3 contenders of what I'm looking for. It is pretty much a combined amp/dac solution which doesn't cost more than $1000.
I am hoping some of you guys have experience with one or more of these, as I'm looking for an unbiased/uncoloured opinion as much as possible, as I know many of these things comes down to your own opinion.
Here are the contenders in no particular order of favourism! ;)
2. O2+ODAC Headphone Amplifier / DAC combo - http://www.headnhifi.com/dac/o2-odac-combo
3. Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies - http://wooaudio.com/products/wa7fireflies.html
4. ALO Audio The Pan Am - http://www.aloaudio.com/the-pan-am
I know the pricing is quite differerent, especially when it comes to the Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies, and that is one I would have to save up for too. I kind of want to buy one without having the need to upgrade again (although that may be wishful thinking!).
I am eager to see your replies!