My home hi-fi system has reached a whole new level recently: an all PS Audio stack. Super nice; super thankful.
Now, where/how to include AKG Q107 headphones, a very nice, high resolution, neutrally balanced set of planars?
Having the BHK preamplifier has opened up options for the GCHA headphone amp + Digital Link (with Cullen Circuits upgrade). How should the sound compare (yes, I have some A/B auditioning work to do)? If the GCHA would be clearly superior to the BHK phones amp, then I’d probably prefer to hook it to the DS DAC, but like some guidance.
Plus, I cannot find output specs on the GCHA to get my thinking started.
So, wide-ranging options include:
- Just plug the headphones into the BHK. <0.5Ω to the 32Ω of the AKG Q107. Not sure of the output power: 4W?
- Connect the GCHA to either the BHK or Direct stream DAC or the Direct stream memory player.
- Just use the GCHA connected to an independent source in the office. However, the hifi stack is already in the office feeding speakers in the adjacent living room, so it’s really about which will be the superior sound.
Fire away, and Happy Independence Day!