At the time I considered it smoother and cleaner to the edgy wa7 internal DAC.
Since then my DAC became transparent so I don't even focus on it.
Now with this new PSU it is very musical sound.
The headphone will not matter as I hear improvement regardless.
As for synergy with the hd800..
For me The hd800 finally becomes musical in my specific setup.
Its no longer as analytical and distracting, as details now take on a breath of musicality.
The larger sonic stage compliments the cans ability to display it.
So now the hd800s soundstage is more natural and not artificial.
Transparency abounds more naturally, and that is an impressive achievement for me, because I thought to give up on the hd800 being unnaturally large and too analytically detailed & distracting.
So In other words the hd800 sounds like it is connected to a top quality tube amp,
as thats the type to make an hd800 sing..
I am on the Sylvania 5814 tubes exclusively and the stock will probably never be used
Edited by Maxx134 - 5/9/14 at 11:03pm