Cannot decide on a headphone amp for this, feel like i make a decision then find many negatives surrounding it. Ideally i'm looking around £500 for the DAC and Amp.
Looked at the Crack, seems great but fairly pricey with the speedball upgrade. Also lack of warranty concerns me, considering my basic electronic skills.
Schiit Bifrost + Valhalla/Asgaard is another option but not sure I want to spend that much, looking close to £700 after duty and shipping.
Also the LD MKIII but apparently it isn't overly great, still good for the price.
Nuforce HDP but not discontinued and hard to find in the UK.
Maverick A1 + D2 combo. Not a huge amount of info on how it pairs with the HD650s.
Woo Audio WA3 but quite pricey not sure if I want to spend that much.
O2 is apparently quite flat and uninspiring for the HD650s.
The HRT MS2 looks ideal for the DAC, just the amp I am stuck on.
I really love the signature of the HD650s but my NAD D3020 doesn't drive them too well IMO. Really dislike fatiguing highs. Ideally I'm looking for mid range punch while not being too light on the low end. The Maverick combo seems good as the price is right and will also drive my passive speakers, which is completely secondary as I only use them for TV.
Going round in circles here and any help would be great.