Here is what I have right now:
Source: M-Audio 2496 PCI Card. Plugged in are 1. ATH-AD900 or Audioengine A2.
Basically, I'm looking for some advices on what to get next to maybe get more out of the Headphones (and maybe even the speakers at some point). Is there a desktop amp that could be a proper purchase? I'd be certainly more inclined to make a purchase for the headphones as I use em more than the speakers for some reason. I also know that the AD900 can be run properly without an amp. But could an amp make any difference with that audio card I have? Could the purchase of an amp like let's say the Violectric V200 be overkill (I have no plan of purchasing higher-end headphones in the upcoming months, but who knows maybe some day?
What could be a good gain for the money?
I also heard I don't need a DAC with such an audio card. Is that true? How about the Matrix m-Stage amp?
Thanks forever fellow head-fiers!
ANother thing: I'd like to be able to switch from headphone to speakers without having to go unplugging/unplugging behind the computer case, can the MK-5 be a good purchase? I know there are quite a few questions in this but I'm quite confused at the moment.
Edited by inasafeplace - 1/3/12 at 5:31pm