Is the grass greener on the other side?

Hi all,
I'm relatively new to the serious audiophile world for speakers. I've been into audio since I was a kid (getting nice car stereos and headphones etc), but I just recently got my first house so decided to try getting a nice 2.1 system for my living room. I've been blown away by how much more I can enjoy the music as opposed to headphones (even with very nice headphones like my Audezee LCD-3's and Woo amp). But now I have fallen into the trap that many have. I am constantly wondering what I can tweek or change out to make the sound even *better*. So I'd like to solicit thoughts from the community on two questions:

1. How do you deal with the temptation to wonder how much better things could get? 

2. Help feed my addiction ;) What should I *fix* next. (Gear list below)

Source: TIDAL -> Roon
Roon Core: Gaming PC in another room
Roon Endpoint: Surface Book Laptop (tuned to make sure the fan stays off)
Surface is connected via Transparent USB Performance cable to Anthem STR Integrated (my newest toy)
Anthem STR is running ARC
I use Transparent Wave Speaker Cable to connect from the STR to my B&W 704 S2's
I use the Tuneful Audio Cables for jumping between the two posts on the P&W's instead of the brackets they provide.
For power I use a APC H10 and connect everything to it. 

Showing 1 response by jafant

You are already off to an excellent start. The STR is a very fine and powerful integrated amp. Transparent cabling is very fine as well.
The last ingredient- loudspeakers. If you enjoy the B&W sound, look no further than the 805 model (D, N or S generation).  Once you have your speakers secure, you can go up the Transparent Audio chain of cabling (believe me you will want to do this in the future).
If you do not like the B&W speakers, then, go out to the dealers/retailers and listen, listen, listen to the competition.  Have fun as this is a great hobby and addiction.
Happy Listening!