i wan’t the unit to:
-run most headphones decently (i dont own a “high-demand” headphone yet)
-have a variable output to control monitors or a poweramp
-for basic controls a remote should not be needed
atm the queststyle is my favorite, but i wonder what you guys think (i read that the questyle would be to weak ???)
maybe you have other suggestion…
So personally I think if you want to prioritize your amp, the questyle cma 400i (also look for a used cma twelve or 600i) would be my pick. If you want to prioritize your dac and features, the adi-2 fs is my pick. The toppings are just alright for the price, solid but nothing stands out. I personally like the quesyle the most in this situation (I would really suggest looking for the used twelve or 600i), but if you want to mess around with features the rme would be the pick
Also, what headphones do you own or plan to own, what music do you listen to, and what sound signature do you tend to like?
I am plan too to buy the Cma400i.Better i find the Cma600i in the option.
Balanced Singele ended is nice.But the Cma600i is out of production.Can only buy used.
The twelve i find a little bit ridicules in option because,when you would use the 5 ghz module with the Smartphone you need the special case with a suplement case for 500$.
And have no balanced singel ended output,only unbalanced with not bad power.
When compare the price with the ooion the cma400i are the best option.
In soundtest who i have read the greater product Cma600i and twelve are a little bit better as the Cma400i.But only in nuance.
Imo the twelve is a noticable upgrade compared to the 400i in sound quality, if you can find one used for a good price it would be worthwhile imo. The 600i is still a bit of an upgrade over the 400i, but I would only get it if it was the same price as the 400i used.
atm i have the nighthawks and some cheaper ones: fidelio x2, m40x, tin t2 (dont really use those)
i was thinking about lcd2 c but i want to put them on my head first, i’m a bit sensitive with headphones
maybe i should get something more detailed and flat compared to the nighthawks…