Hi fellow head-fi'ers..
The time is upon me. I have craved a good set of headphones and a decent amp/dac for longer than I care to remember (read about a year) and as I'm building myself a new pc, I thought it would be a good time to get a decent sounding dac.... and then why not a good set of headphones?...... and they'll need a decent amp.... the list could go on, but the ol' ball 'n' chain would probably not be too happy with me if I let it.
The headphones I'll be using is the AKG K702. They have gotten good reviews on sound, quality, comfortability and they look awesome. I know they are a bit expensive compared to the budget I've put on the dac/amp combo, but I'm in love.. what can I say!
I've been looking around the net and I've come up with a few candidates:
XiangSheng DAC-01A ($200)
AUNE HIFIDIY.NET Mini USB DAC + Headphone Amp MK2 (<$150 bonus!)
Millet Mosfet Max + bantam/grub dac (DIY project) ($200+...and DIY)
Which setup would you guys recommend?
I mainly listen to rock music and generally tube amps gets good reviews for this type of music - so I consider tubes a "plus" - although not a "must". Also I would like to use the dac/amp as source for a speakers/poweramp setup as well.. again this is a "plus" not a "must".