Okay so in the past year of my time as an audiophile I have been buying and selling audio gear like crazy and I would like to stop that soon. Gear that I currently own: • Schiit Modi Multibit (From PC, BD player, and possibly a CD player down the line) • Parasound Zpre v.3 • Parasound Zamp v.3 • Project Ember 2 (brand new) • MCTH • Kef Q100's • HD650's • Hifiman Sundara's • Monoprice retro's I am planning to sell my dac, the MCTH, and all three of my current HP's (the dac will be the last to go towards 2019). Why? I would like more features and connecability. I realized that my love for my current cans has really only been from new toy syndrome. Now it's time to make room for the two new HP's I have coming in. I just ordered a pair of Denon AH-D5200's and I backed the Verum One HP which will hopefully meet production goals in January. I am very excited for these two headphones. My understanding is that the denons might not sound as good on a tube as they could on a solid state. And as for the verums I'm not sure. I just picked up this ember and I still need to figure out what jumpers need to be where and where to put the amp in my loop. What I found was that my HD650's sounded good through it, but I still hate that their isn't subbass and TBH, I've heard better detail through my sundaras through the MCTH/Ember. When I plugged the sundaras into the ember, the detail and the speed of the plannars still shined but there sounded to be a sort of haze on top of the sound. I'm not sure if I enjoyed it or not. Then again this could be altered with different tubes (oh boi). Still hesitant on selling the sundaras. I might keep them until I get my hands on the verum one and compare the two. So I think I would be looking for an amp for my denon's and any future HP that would require solid state. I'm unsure whether the ember will be ideal for them, but if not I would like one that would suit the Denon's and the Verum's techincal needs. My budget would preferably be around $700 and is flexible. I really just want to get out of midfi and maybe just rest on the sea bed of the high end market. To my knowledge, since the Verum one is an 8 ohm HP, I would want something that has around a watt of output power at 12 ohms ( as per Verum's project updates on Kickstarter). As for the DAC, I currently have my eyes on the Denafrips Aeres. This will be bought last since I would like to save more to get it. I really like it's features and ascethic and I'm considering it because I believe it could be my endgame. OFC I have no idea because I haven't heard it. FYI - I really don't like Schiit products. After owning a Jot and a Modi I have made the decision that I just don't like their looks and functionality. Thank you all for reading! All opinions and suggestions welcome!