I am very interested in buying the dt880s/600 to use with my desktop but am not sure of the amp/dac setup I want to buy as well.
Here are my options I have come up with so far: (You can see where my budget is at as well.)
1) Fiio e7/e9 combo ($199) Many people justify this being more than enough to provide the headphones with good, clean power. Never claiming to be "AMAZING", but still very pleasing, especially for the price.
2) uDac2 > Matrix M-stage ($300-350) Seems like a decent performing combo for the price, but is it "that" much better then the e7/e9 for almost double the price?
3) uDac2 > Little Dot MK3 ($300-350? Not sure on recommended place to buy LDMK3) I have seen many recommend this amp, but my only concern is if the stock tubes are worth it. I have no interest in rolling tubes, (I know I say this now hehe..) but I would like to be done with it after the initial purchase. If this is the case, perhaps SS amps are more suited for me? I have no idea. As long as the stock tubes are nice, I believe this would be a viable option.
Mind you, I have never even heard a good amp, or even a top notch headphone for that matter. Hope to get some opinions or other suggestions for around the same price!