hi, i know this isnt head-fi per se, but im just going to go ahead with it anyway.
i just got myself a speakers rig, consisting of a DIY tube amp and a pair of floor standers (JBL 890). i realised the source matters alot more than using headphones i.e. my LCD-2. for example, using a cheap 200 dollars cdp to the amp, it sounded way fuller than from my computer playing lossless -> audinst (cheapo DAC) -> amp. i'm just wondering if that is normal, or is something wrong with my setup/wiring.
anyway, i went ahead to purchase a Marantz CDP and im satisfied with it. I'm really new to this and i don't know how the science work. I'm wondering if i can play songs from my PC and attain the same standard of music?
if so, what price range of dac can produce good sound comparable to a mid range cdp, playing with full sized speakers?
also, is it suppposed to be the case, where listening to speakers are more revealing than to headphones?