Looking for IEMs, Digital Audio Player (DAP), and Headphone Amplifier 2021 edition
I'm looking for EXCELLENT instrument separation, Good imaging and WIDE soundstage. Obviously I listen to a lot of Pearl Jam. I also listen to a lot of Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty, Biffy Clyro, Chris Cornell, Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, Classic Rock, etc.
I think I am just trying to pick between the Campfire Andromeda 2020 vs the Thieaudio Monarch at this point, but I could use an expert opinion. I've read a lot about Moondrop S8; Moondrop Blessing 2 Dusk; DUNU SA6; fiio fh7s, the sony ier-m9... They all seem appealing. I'm ok spending more to get the better sound.
I ordered a new 2020 Hiby R6. I have a pono and a fiio M6 so not sure if this is an upgrade, but hopefully. I don't have an additional amp so any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.