That would depend entirely on a) what you've already got and b) what your objective in upgrading is.
...or I'd upgrade my amp from a Mjolinir 2.
Scandinavian singing hookers
And more rocky road ice cream.
And maybe a Vidar and CodeX
I would probably put it all into DAC/head amp upgrade. Speakers aren’t happening any time soon with my current situation.
A nice guitar
"Scandinavian Singing Hookers" - Now that is a mighty fine but rare piece of authentic Audio Gear! Some say stuff of WoF Legends!
I heard you'd have to warm it up, burn it in & keep it hot for at least 2 hours; by steadily flicking its On/Off button, then sequentially raising+lowering both of its L&R Volume knobs then plugging-up all of its I/O ports w/ pink noise... 'til it SINGS or your NOS Toobz are about to blow!
...But please don't force it to play at full volume or else it fully-clips then distorts w/ unpleasant accus- ehm deviations... you don't need your neighbors calling the Police due to "noise complains" (aka the dB levels of piercing screams).
What you want is for it to stream a steady but euphoric musical beat while staying right on edge w/ a healthy aural flow at, you know, the FR of loud musical Orga- ehm Eargasms!
Nah, but all jokes aside, for ~$3K, I'd buy a Smyth Realiser A16, along w/ a Schiit "25W Class-A" [Stereo Amp] "Hybrid" which might do up to: 200W in Class-A/B into 4Ω in Mono-mode (in a Vidar-like Chassis/Heatsink), either that, or a Schiit Raggy V2 [Stereo/HP/Pre Amp] (w/ Tubey "8mA Bias" Output-stage & Remote).
Disclaimer: ALL of this info, Mr Stoddard, has publicly shared w/ us all, on his HF Blog! (Dec 21st '17)
Thanks for making it akward @A1Gear.
Now that I think about it a bit more I’d probably try to stretch 3 grand to cover Yggdrasil + Black Widow. I really like that combo a lot.
@DigMe I wish I'd bought the BW (or the BW16"), as well, when I still had the chance... unfortunately it's Discontinued, now & forever. :\
Would of been a sweet end-game combo (as Hands at Tyll's place, liked it quite a lot as well), especially after new Yggdrasil's Analog 2 Upgrade.
Oh well, life goes on; as there's some more similar Schiit, ahead, to look forward to, I guess.
Yeah, I meant I’d buy one second hand.
Just did this. $2k. Gungnir Multibit, Jot, hd6xx.
Probably an Yggdrasil A2, then set the rest aside for an Aficionado or ZDS. Or maybe just get the Yggdrasil and finally get that used HD800 I've been meaning to buy :))
Bought a Omega Super Alnico XLR for slightly more (ok maybe not slightly) than US$3k.
Yggdrasil Analog Upgrade, VPI HW-16.5, and a new desktop DAC and headamp (probably from Schiit depending on what gets announced next week).
I would get @gbeast 's Mogwai SE. At least it would stay in SBAF that way...
Most suggestions (singer, swingers and sliding drivers apart) are for electronics rather than headphones, which is sort what I was thinking as well. What about a mid-tier Stax setup for some variety?
Given $3000 for estats I would go for L700 and build a KG amp
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