I'm thinking about venturing into headphone hifi. I listen to my music for about 4-6 hours a day so why not spend some money on it to enjoy it even more.
At the moment i'm thinking about buying either a DT990/250 or an HD650. I am looking for an amplifier that will drive these headphones nicely. I haven't decided on the tube/SS debate. My setup will be iMac(2010 model)->amplifier->headphones.
The amps that look nice to me, and fit within my budget are:
-Little dot MkIV(SE), but these are a bit on the pricey side for me.
-NuForce icon HDP (also a bit pricey, but if they are a class above the other amps im willing to spend a little extra)
-Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1
Which of these amps would make a good match with the headphones I'm looking to buy? If there are any other amps that you experienced users think that I should have a look at please let me know.A general question I have. What is the importance of a DAC in a good setup, and would buying a DAC at this point make much sense. If it does make that much of a difference, would it be a logical step to buy the Audio-gd FUN, or would buying any of the listed amps and a separate DAC be better?
Edited by maxietheboss - 11/9/10 at 11:31pm