Let me preface this by saying that I am new to this site, but I have been searching the forums and reviews for about four days now. I've gotten some really good information and I'm really glad I found this site before I made any more purchases.
I recently bought a pair of HD 650s, which should be delivered today. I've been using un-amped ER4Ps through my X-Fi soundcard and have enjoyed the sound immensely. I can no longer shut the entire world out with in-ear phones anymore (or my wife will kill me), so I bought the open HD650s.
Due to budget constraints I can no longer afford to buy the DV3322 as I had planned. I can only spend about $200 on a solution to get me through the next four months or so. Should I buy a DAC/AMP combo then buy the amp I want later and use the DAC/AMP as just a DAC? Or should I spend all $200 on an amp?
I have no preference on SS vs. Tube and I listen to mostly heavy metal and classical music, with some movies and gaming.
Thank you very much for you thoughts and suggestions.