So I read, lurked, browsed, compared, and researched, until I decided that the DT880 (600ohm) will likely be my next upgrade. Of course, unlike my previous headphones (ATH-AD700s, which I loved), they will need some decent amping to work. What would make a good desktop dac/amp for $250? The 880s will be pulling equal gaming, music, and movie duties, so I will need a DAC/AMP with both USB (Sound card is currently a junk onboard and doesn't have an optical out and a uDAC2-hp) as well as optical (TOSLINK) inputs. So far, the NFB-12 seems to be a fruntrunner in my search, but with so many amps and DACs out there, I just can't decide. Maybe a soundcard+amp combo would work better for the price? Maybe just an amp to pair with the uDAC2?
Edited by MurderDeathKill - 5/6/11 at 7:12pm