I'm building my first audiophile system after having listened to a nice one at a friend's place and realized how good music can sound : )
At this point I'm interested in a headphone centric setup as my apartment is very small. I've ordered the Beyerdynamic DT 990 600 ohms headphones along with Little Dot's MK IV SE tube headphone amp. I'm looking for turntable and CD player suggestions. Any help from the Stereophile community would be much appreciated!
What I'm looking for: Turntable up to $1000, new or used, willing to go a little higher if necessary and warranted. Considering getting a Pioneer LP-70II or Pioneer Exclusive P-10 used from Japan as I heard good things about their quality, but I'm completely open to other suggestions or comments. Also, need a CD player at the same price range. Currently thinking about Oppo BDP 95, but again I am new to audiophile equipment and would appreciate suggestions/alternatives.
What I listen to: Generally I listen to various genres, so I wouldn't want my equipment to heavily tilt one way, though I do lean more towards instrumental music with considerable bass, and also rock, so I would need these to be handled well. If it helps, I also love listening to songs played by the Video Games Live orchestra (not exactly sure what genre they would fall under though).
What I care for: Highest quality sound for my budget, i.e. I don't mind forgoing Oppo's blu-ray capability or connectivity for better sound at the same price range. The reason I need a turntable and a CD player is because a lot of my favourite music is unfortunately only available digitally (otherwise I'd just get a $2000+ turntable only). I'm open to any suggestions, such as getting a DAC + CD Player, etc...
Thanks in advance for your help!