Hey guys, I just got a pair of Shure SRH 840's as a gift and I'm already super stoked on them (first pair of decent headphones) but I'm told I can get more out of them. I'm super new at this, and just looking for some recommendations. I did a search and have done some research, but ultimately still I've got some fairly pressing unanswered questions.
That being said, I've discovered some DAC/Amps around the $200 (might have a little wiggle room) range that seem to fit the bill. The Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1, although I've heard that the low impedance of the cans creates some sort of static when these two are paired together? The main reason I'm still considering this though, is the possibility of upgrading. From what I've read, the DAC within it is quite good, and I also like the tube pre-amp if I was to upgrade to a dedicated amp in the future, and the fact that it's got a variety of source options doesn't hurt either (I might also use the DAC with some powered computer speakers).
The HiFiMAN EF2A, also continued to pop up, reviews and a variety of comments stated that the synergy between the Shures and the EF2A is quite good, but I've heard the DAC could be better. This becomes an issue as I do look to upgrade in the future and intend on using the same DAC (for a while at least). And also, the EF2A DAC can't be used in combo with my speakers (can it?)
I've also just stumbled upon the Audio-GD line, but I don't really know too much about it at this point (I think it was the FUN I saw?). Anyway, I'd be stoked on getting some feedback relating to the options I've already discovered and ANYTHING new that can be suggested.
Thanks in advance folks.