I have been fighting a extremely rare and complicated case of germ cell cancer for the last two years. And after thinking I was in the clear my cancer has now returned with a vengeance :( Tumor in my pelvis is growing rapidly and my lungs are full of cancer nodules. I used to carry my hybrid mosfet/tube amp I built with a dragonfly DAC. It sounds very good, but I have to lug around my tube amp with a 12v SLA and my massive Dell precision workstation. This time around I will be doing high dose chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant so I will be much weaker and wont have the strength to lug all that around so I am looking at options to replace this setup. I used to make good money as the owner of a successful IT management firm, but I lost the business due to the unfortunate circumstances I was faced with and I have very little money now. With that said, I have a budget of about $500. I use music to help me focus and endure the pain so this will be an investment in my health believe it or not (I am in extreme pain as I write this). I was looking into a Japanese build Sony PHA-2 as a 'complete' solution because of its ipod/iphone/android integration and DSD forward compatibility. I also like the look and feel but I have not listened to one yet. I currently use a classic pair of classic MDR-v900 (back when they were epic), Sennheiser 280 HD Pro's or my lime green AGK Q701's. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this
Edited by micalux - 2/21/14 at 2:02am