Current setup & Best-of


There is a reason one uses this instead of that. I have a preference for an open, lush/smooth/warm sound with some definition, texture and soundstage — none to excess. I am not into an analytical, clinical or neutral sound. Keep this in mind when going through this list.


IEM

· Jomo Audio Haka with Effect Audio Ares II cable

DAP

· DAP which can stream: Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M

DAC/AMP & APP

· DAC/Amp: Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

· App: VOX Music Player

Cable

· Campfire Audio Smoky Litz Cable (stock cable for the Andromeda Gold)

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Updated March 22nd, 2020.

Best IEM

· Campfire Audio Andromeda Special Edition Gold*

· Jomo Audio Haka with Effect Audio Ares II cable**

· Dunu Titan 6***

Best Headphone

· Campfire Audio Cascade*

· Meze Audio 99 Classics**

Best DAC/AmP & APP

· Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M* | DAP which can stream

· Sony NW-ZX300** | DAP which cannot stream

· Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter & VOX Music Player***

* Money no object
** Right on the money
*** Best value for money