I am just curious. My Shiit Modi / Vali is arriving today and I'll be using it with HD598 and soon maybe with HD650 ... I know that just like many rave about high end $2,000 amps, same amount of rave you can see for cheap stuff simply because that's what people can afford and don't know any better (this applies not only to audio).
So my question ... as I am about to listen to a $240 total spent (Shiit Modi / Vali) product ... should I know that if I had spent $1,000+ the sound I'd hear would be at least 30-40% better? Are those other devices in such a different league that Shiit Modi / Vali is just a joke of a sound compared to them???
Those expensive items I am talking about as an example are;