hi, i've drawn a lot of useful information from this site, first 2 years ago when i decided to upgrade my sound system. i was researching dac's and of course where would i end up but here? ended up buying a schiit gungnir along with a nad amp and kef speakers. anyway, i started luking here again not too long ago, thinking that headphones would provide a solution to my wife's desire for silence [when she's not playing the piano] and my desire for music.
i have my cd's ripped in flac to a vortexbox, which streams to a logitech squeezebox touch, optical out to the schiit dac, then cable to the nad amp. my folder of favorite jazz cuts is currently 512 [chosen from 2-3 hundred cd's], i really don't listen to any tracks that haven't qualified as favorites, though they're all on my vortexbox. i recently subscribed to spotify so i could some exploring on the classical side.
i've been listening to jazz and classical for many years, mostly jazz from the 1950's-1970's [straight ahead, not much bop except thelonius monk and a few cuts of coltrane and of bird, brazilian and brazilian influenced, california laid back, lots of sax and piano, but in keeping with california style a fair amount of chet baker], and then more classical mixed in for the last few years [lately schubert, prokofiev, poulenc]. as i write this, i'm listening to mendelssohn on my brand new [delivered this morning] fidelio x1's, and i've got to say you folks have already cost me a LOT of money - i also have a fiio x5 on order, and an m50x.
anyway, for all that you are costing me a lot of money, i've gotten a lot of useful information at head-fi. i don't know that i'll have much to say here, but i registered because i wanted to thank you all for your contributions to the site. it's a tremendous resource.
Edited by jk47 - 5/17/14 at 3:52pm