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Too many choices Trippy... If I did it again,, I would still keep DSD, native wherever possible, as an option. Which I did, and it paid, but I would have explored R-2R sooner, if I knew it led to life-live-real. Tubes,,, well I like to be fooled, I guess, into thinking I'm listening to a live performance,, so I'm keeping my tubes. For cans, unless you want a collection, jump higher, you will save money in the end... A game set could be; Focal/MD Elex for dynamic, Audeze EL-8 open (discontinued so ebay) for planars and the new Sennheiser collaboration with MD for electrostatics, if it comes to fruition. $635.54 path to SQ, mobile & home, you need to supply music: Multi-use, USB/BT DAC, amp. $99 https://www.amazon.com/EarStudio-ES100-24bit-High-Resolution-Bluetooth-Unbalanced/dp/B078H4YD2L?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_17926000011 Line out from ES100 to; or you will always wonder; what is this tube nonsense? $199 https://www.amazon.com/Gemtune-APPJ-PA1502A-headphone-amplifier/dp/B00X5EB7QY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1546460299&sr=8-2&keywords=appj+headphone Upgrade Tubes. Offer $70 https://www.ebay.com/itm/CBS-6V6-GT-NOS-MATCH-PAIR-1950s-5E3-ORIGINAL-BADBOY-RAUNCHY-OVERDRIVE/323585753737?hash=item4b5736c289:g:9m0AAOSwKGpa53Rg:rk:41:pf:0 $77.44 https://www.ebay.com/itm/e80cc-Mullard-Gold-pin-made-in-Holland-NOS-well-balanced-7-5-7-5/192724558383?hash=item2cdf47622f:g:ElUAAOSwhnlb7SnZ:rk:34:pf:0 Upgrade Two Caps $34.00 https://www.etsy.com/listing/637173521/047-uf-mundorf-m-cap-supreme-capacitors?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_c-electronics_and_accessories-audio-other&utm_custom1=8d709ac1-dd3e-4225-808c-94328b5d5163&utm_content=go_304502075_22746065555_78727299515_pla-106549160675_c__637173521&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1dT0g_7P3wIVE1cMCh2Z7wdUEAQYBSABEgLL-_D_BwE Upgrade Two Caps $7.10 https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/elna-america/RFS-25V102MJ8-5/604-1059-ND/970220 Listen with (modded): $149 https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-hd-58x-jubilee-headphones Simple, home setup - better SQ, you still supply the music: Just get the all-in-one, no messing around - add a tube amp later - I'm getting a ladder DAC now, R2R 11 DAC and headphone amp from Audio-gd; $370 @ 7.5% off if still in effect, plus paypal, plus shipping. My final total was $370.50 shipped to USA East Coast. This unit delivers well above it's price point. Listened to this one again last night paired with EL-8's, nice... http://www.audio-gd.com/R2R/R2R11/R2R11EN.htm With the HD58x you are at ~$519 https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-sennheiser-hd-58x-jubilee-headphones


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