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 If you want a new DAC I'd be tempted to go for the O2 DAC, especially as you already have the O2 amp. Better yet go for the O2 DAC and get a tube amp for the DT 990s ;) 
 Ignorance is bliss, correct. But there's something to be said for a decent DAC and amp having said that. As I mentioned my DT 990 Pro sounds worlds different on a laptop with poor onboard DAC than it does from my iPad but especially my home DAC which wasn't even expensive. Also agreed about diminishing returns, I have a DT 990 Pro but I listened to the Denon D2000 on display and audio wise there's barely anything between them yet the price was double. But to be fair the...
  Here's the thing though, different headphones DO sound vastly different. Comparing my DT 990 Pro to, say, my Koss Porta Pro or better yet my old Sennheiser HD 215 (if I'm not mistaking the model number) the difference really is obvious on first listen and is a night and day experience. Better on the other hand or worse is a matter of opinion. Like I could say one wishes to justify their own decision making when it comes to purchases and so therefore plays down the...
 I disagree, I mean obviously an amplifier amplifies the signal but if that's all it does then how do you explain some amps being warmer than others? Also certain headphones (like the DT 990 Pro) are rated at 250ohms so they are literally made to be amplified. It doesn't just sound louder when amped, it sounds like that is how it's meant to be played and listened to. 
Regarding amped vs unamped to me there's a big difference between the two on my 990 Pro headphones. And I'm on a budget so my audio rig in no way has uber god-like equipment, it's very modest but decent enough.  Any way when I plug my headphones in to say my iPad Mini and load up a YouTube music video or song guess what? To me it sounds fine for listening to and enjoying. I have to max the volume to get moderate - high moderate levels obviously but it sounds decent enough...
 Same.These headphones are pretty beast! For the money I would not consider anything else. Especially if you like bass, natural air and clarity. It's a fun listen. 
Your audio is only ever going to be as good as the weakest link in the chain. So if you do buy a $400 headphone of 'double quality' you won't be getting the best out of them if you don't upgrade your DAC or amp to match it.  Now sure it's not going to sound bad, above a certain price point you can expect a certain level of quality, but you are always always always better off matching your dac and amp to the price of your headphones or as close as what your comfy with...
 Well I went for the Bravo V2 (I think, it's the one that's square box and totally open n see through) with an aftermarket Sylvania tube and the combo cost me £70 but the sound is amazing. If you want to spend extra there's the Little Dot tube amps but you will have to import those unless you can find a local reseller but I can't speak for those because I've never had one of those, I assume they're even better though. 
 Someone show me a better headphone anywhere near the price range for immerserion gaming and movies it'd have to be something truly special to beat these.Incredible about sums these up! PS That includes music too if you like a bit of bass with your clarity, and you can get on with the treble some cant and are sensitive to it but honestly I've heard a LOT harsher treble in my time....point being you won't go too far wrong with these unless you're one of those people who...
 It's essentially a fully fledged DT 990 proper at more than half the cost....open backed, plenty of bass and clarity, how can you go wrong ? 
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