Hey everyone, so right now I have a basic headphone setup and am going to upgrade later in the fall once i have some money. as of now my setup consists of PC with apple lossless >> Pro-Ject USB DAC (sometimes i use my X-Fi Titanium instead) >> Pro-Ject Head Box SE II >> HD 650 with blue dragon cable As for the pro-jects, theres an audio store near me that sells them and well it was easy to get the amp for only 250, it has 2 outputs and easily powers my hd 650s and has decent quality for its price. i know not alot of people have them, but meh. as far as the music i listen to, it is serious everywhere. i like classic rock, metal, electronic, dubstep, trance, rap, hiphop, classical, and just about everything else lol. i plan on buying hd 800s or LCD-2s and K-701s or grados (either RS1 or 325is) as far as the DAC, i am probably gonna get the benchmark DAC-1. i want to buy either the WA5 or the WA22. i haven't seen any other tube or solid state that i think i would like other than these. theres just so many amps out there i don't know which one else to choose, i was a little interested in the schiit amps or maybe the headroom ultra desktop amp/dac combo but don't know much about them, nor do i know much about any of the other amps people have, thats why i want to just go big and buy one of these. plus they look awesome. now my question is, what amp is best considering the prices as well as how they sound with a variety of headphones? from the reviews i've seen, most people are happy with them, i just haven't see any comparisons between the WA5 and the WA22. by looking at the website comparison chart, it seems that the WA22 is a better purchase for me since it has balanced outputs in case i ever decide to balance my headphones, also, it is over 1,000 dollars cheaper and the upgrades will be cheaper as well. however, its pretty clear to me that the WA5 will offer better performance, i just don't know how much of an upgrade it is compared to the WA22.