New to the forum as I'm just getting into the whole audiophile thing. I have a a lot of questions and don't even know where to start so if you just post links to places I should read I'm fine with that.
I'm looking at building a new PC, both for my photography hobby and hopefully for some high end audio listening. However I'm totally lost on what I need.
This all started when I bought some Sony V6's. The difference in sound from anything else I've heard was fantastic. So I'm eager to see what else I can hear from my music.
So what I know so far is I need good headphones and good quality files to play. I'll probably upgrade my headphones again and use the ones I have for travel. I've started updating my music library to all FLAC or at least 320 kbps stuff. I've heard foobar is the best music player for PC to play this on?
However I'm not sure what else I need for quality sound. I can research individual products myself, I just want to make sure I won't be missing anything that would drastically affect sound quality.
So everything would start at my pc. I assume as long as I'm running foobar with good quality tracks that should be fine.
Next would be a good quality sound card. I assume this is a requirement? If so what in particular should I look for in a soundcard?
After that do I need an amp for headphones or just for speakers? And do I need anything between the soundcard and the amp? Also do I need different amp's for headphones vs speakers? (I plan to have both). Anything I should be looking for in a soundcard?
Next would be the headphones or speakers? I can figure those out myself, as long as there's nothing I need between the amp and the speaker/headphones that I need.
Finally, where are the best places to buy all this stuff? I should for all my camera at B&H. How are they for Audio stuff? Or is there a general consensus of a place for audio gear?
Thanks for reading and like I said, I know no one wants to type out all this stuff for me so links are great.