I'm thinking of putting together a second rig dedicated just to low level headphone listening at night. I've recently received Sennheiser 800...To make things more simple, I'd love to find a quality cd player with a headphone input that would eliminate purchasing headphone amp and interconnects. Thank you in advance for all your suggestions.
sounds like what you really want is a cdp with a variable out (volume control) so as to obviate the need for an amp. here's a thread that lists many: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?ddgtl&1127503682
I have the new Pearl SA-KI SACD Player from Marantz. The Headphone outlet is truly first rate as is the sound. About $2300 used (if you can find one). Analog yet not soft in any way. You can *feel the musicians playing. Recommended! AP