So guys... Some questions to help find me a DAC upgrade:
Audeze LCD-3's, HD800, Fostex TH-900
Auralic Taurus for Amp
Schiit Gungnir for DAC
In the future will be adding ALO Audio Studio Six as an amp, plus HE-6 - but that is another story.
The Gungnir is great.. don't get me wrong - but i am looking for more;
I have narrowed down a few options;
But for comparisons sake.... (can't disclose my pricing!)
The PWD MKII i can get for say 100% of cost.
Then for around 15-20% more i can get an auralic taurus;
But then the Master 7 would end up being 10% more than the PWD MKII for me..
So it ends up being;
PWD MK II - 100%
Master 7 - 110%
Auralic Vega - 120%
I have narrowed it down to those three really..
Now what i am looking for;
With the studio six will bring a bit of warmth into it but i am really wanting neutrality with a slight tilt towards warmth - i don't want any extra brightness or harshness added in to the fray.
I am finding the Gungir is great for this although lacking somewhat overall? (I may need to compare the DAC's really - but won't be able to listen to the Master 7)
I have read the ranking of 21 dacs by purrin and this is what has bought me to these DAC's above.. help!
Any suggestions would be great - thanks in advance!