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 or clinical sound. Keep this in mind when going through this list.


· Grado Labs RS2e with G-cush


· Campfire Audio Dorado 2020


· Switching back to Astell & Kern A&norma SR25 (from Cayin N3 Pro)


Updated January 15th, 2021.


· Grado Labs RS2e with G-cush**

· Meze Audio 99 Classics***


· Overall best: TBD

· BA/DD Hybrid: Campfire Audio Dorado 2020*

· BA only: Campfire Audio Andromeda Special Edition Gold*

· DD only: DITA Audio Project 71**

· Apple AirPods Pro***

Best DAC or DAC/Amp

· Astell & Kern A&norma SR25* | DAP which can stream

· Cayin N3 Pro** | DAP which cannot stream

· Ikko Zerda***  | DAC/Amp

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