I'm looking to make a purchase over the coming weeks. In the most basic of terms i'm looking for a cd player and headphones on a budget of £600. I've had my eye on akg k550s @ £125 and a cocktail audio x10 at £400.
My question is, if I don't require the cd player to be connected to an amp and speakers, does the cd player matter as much when it comes to sound quality? If the answer is yes then I may rethink and go for a no nonsense quality player rather than the x10 which has got some mixed reviews over sound quality(which I assume is with speakers connected)
I do love the idea of ripping all my cds uncompressed on the one player though!