Hello, wise audiophiles!
For a long time I've had a setup consisting on the venerable HD800's, and HeadRoom's UltraDesktopAmp/DAC. They've served me well, but I always thought the sound was a bit too "dry" and bright. I heard Audeze's LCD-3s the other day, and I decided to switch to those. But now, the real question becomes:
What to do with my good old HeadRoom Amp/DAC?
Which in truth is hiding these questions:
- Should I move to a balanced setup? Will that be better than what I have?
- If I don't, and get something like the WA6-SE, will that be definitely better than my UDA?
- ...and if I do (oh my...I'm afraid of asking this question) what Amps/DACs should I consider, specifically for these headphones? I've heard the AURALiC is a very good DAC, perhaps that, plus a WA6 for Amp?
Bonus question: Please educate this illiterate audiophile (I've spent too much time listening to music, and too little investigating the current state of things in the audio market) about the reasons to pick tubes Vs solid state equipment.
Budget: Let's say this doesn't matter right now.
I realize these questions are asked all of the time, but hey, my main frame of reference is whether my Amp/DAC setup needs an upgrade or not.
All feedback welcome. Thanks!!!