Probably an old and impossible topic but I would appreciate hearing some opinions. System is Salk Song3s which I have had for a year now and love, Parasound Halo integrated, Emotive ERC-3 transport and built-in DAC. Recently bought the soundtrack to Bohemian Rhapsody, OK movie with great music. The CD is almost unlistenable. Dry, flat, no air or space. Could be a lousy CD, derived as it is from several sources. Also listened to downloads from the same soundtrack with Schiit Lyr + Bifrost with Sennheiser HD-800. Much better sound quality but headphones don't move much air and, to my ears, are less involving because of it.
Suggestions on where to focus improvement dollars: new CD/SACD; upgrade the integrated; upgrade with standalone DAC. Song3s are not going to be replaced. Wires, cables have already been dealt with.
All opinions welcome; there is no 'right' answer. Thanks.