Aune X1S+X7S vs JDS EL Amp+EL Dac (vs Element)
Just another budding Audiophile with a pair of 6XX's. I want my first stack to be my end game, or al least last a long while.
reason I am considering these 2/3 is based off Z Reviews and DMS3 TV. Both of them went nuts about the NFB - 11 & R2R - 11, which were what i was considering for a while. but recently DMS replaced his NFB - 11 with the JDS EL stack.
he has never used the Aune X1S and X7S.
Zeos is in love with the X7S, he also reviewed it after the element and kept it, so I assume he liked it more.
He seemed just kinda fine with the Element (though he never tested the EL Stack).
the EL stack comes at around $500, and I think the Aune stack is $380 if you go the massdrop route.
I am not really sold on balanced output, but either way, would Aune be a better buy than JDS or the other way around? if anyone has experience with either or both I'd love to hear about it. hopefully yall can help me out before the Aune drop ends. thanks!