And I wasn’t sure where to post since the Headphone Mania circle is closed.
So, here I am, it’s sort of Salk related, and I’m happy to plug my Encores (love ‘em!).
So for therapy with the Covid times we’re dealing with I ordered some Beyerdynamic T1’s (2nd Gen). It was a Great deal, and with all I’ve read, they seemed to be the Goldilocks of headphones with the price, quality and comfort I was looking for.
I own a Benchmark Dac 3 HGC and Benchmark said the dac/preamp was up to snuff to power them.
I know that they’re brand new, but I’m a bit disappointed to say the least.
Cut to the chase, do I return them for a more efficient headphone? (these are 600 ohm).
Buy a headphone amp? (the Woo WA7 firefly interests me) for $1k
Really step up for the Benchmark HPA4 for $3K. I do have the Benchmark AHB2 amp powering my Salks.
I’m sure the HPA4 will also improve my Salks and it’s not that I can’t swing it... but I’m wondering how significant the improvement will be to justify the difference. I know I can demo it, but part of my problem is that I don’t have enough room for it and it will be a struggle to place it in my setup.
FYI, I like Jazz, Classical and of course Rock, I’m primarily streaming Roon/Tidal on my Salkstreamer.
Any and all replies are appreciated!