No band necessitates quality audio hardware more than Boards of Canada. Not just quality headphones, but a quality DAC as well. I’m currently jamming with some Hifiman HE-400s and a FiiO X3.
The HE-400s are amazing, they bring out all the warm crackle that is the icing on the cake in BoC’s music, and provide a wide soundstage, which is ideal for showcasing the boys’ expertise with the ol’ pan knobs.
The X3 is a fantastic player, it can play most lossless formats and 96/24 audio on the go, and doubles as a USB DAC. Its amp doesn’t have enough drive to hurt my ears, (which sometimes i sorta want) but it is convenient & portable, and I think it’s going to be a part of my happy lil’ audio family for a good while.