Firstly, I am somewhat of an audiophile neophyte, but trying my hardest everyday to learn as much as possible.
Now, I'd like to upgrade my DAC and AMP. I'm not sure if I should go with a DAC/AMP combo like the Yulong D100 or go for something I really want like a dedicated AMP and dedicated DAC in something like the Bottlehead Crack with Speedball and a HRT Music Streamer II. I really want to keep everything under $500 too.
I will be using the rig with my computer and FLAC files. I will be using HD650, DT880 Pro (250 ohm), and Grado SR325i with this set up. Will I see a significant improvement from the FiiO combo to the Yulong D100 / HRT & Bottlehead? or should I just save my money?
I will also be gaming on this set up a lot too, should I have to worry about any other factors dealing with gaming/music?