nobody responded to my thread in the amp forum section so I'm posting here.
I have just completed a $500 transfer to my paypal and am shopping for a new amp, I would like to order it by the end of the week. Problem is I don't have a clue when it comes to amps.
All that I care about here is that I can hear an improvement over my e7/e9 and that I can connect it to my laptop via usb (so it has to have a dac?) I've been pointed to the yulong d100 which looks very promising but I need second opinions because I don't know what to look for.
I would also like to look into some of the shiit tube amps, but that would mean I would need to buy a separate dac?
Any suggestions to help ensure that my $500 is well spent are very appreciated. I can go above my $500 budget but I'd have to wait another few days to transfer more money and I'd rather try and restrain myself here.