Dear Head-Fi members.
Due i aim a new member here, (this is my first post) i have read and learned a lot on this forum.
And i think it is time to upgrade my sennheiser IE8's to some custom ones.
Since i like the sound of the IE8 sub-bass, it isn't accurate enough and it bleeds to hard towards the middle losing a lot of musical information definitely compared to my HD650.
So i have begun my search for some new ones and after reading a lot of reviews about universal/custom IEM's i think that the extensive review of the UM merlin's done by project86 putted me a cross the line http://www.head-fi.org/t/566965/review-unique-melody-merlin-hybrid-dynamic-balanced-armature-custom-iem
From all the reviews i have read i think the Merlin's are the best CIEM's if deep house / Techno is your genre, since they are bass driven and is their main focus they don't lose the precious Mids out of sights.
(If you disagree please post it in the comment section below if you think there are better IEM's suited for my style of music)
Of course i want to go mobile.
For home i use mainly ASUS Essence STX or Little Dot MKIII Tube AMP. So not really a problem there.
But for mobile i use well....My Google Nexus 5 (By LG)
And since i don't have the budget for buying a NZW-ZX1 or anything in that order, i need a good portable AMP-DAC
that makes the Merlin shine and fits it's style. with a budget around 250-300$ max.
I have read some reviews and it seems that the JDS Labs C5D Amp-DAC matches quite close to my kind of music and the merlin's
for that kind of money.
Still i will be spending a 1000$ so i want to be sure this is the best bang for buck.
So is this combo a good marriage or do you see other options?
Thx for in advance for the advice