I know there are a million threads covering this sort of thing, but I've read so many now that my head's starting to swim a little.
I currently have the DT880 250ohm and am listening straight through the realtek soundcard off my laptop. The Asgard is decided on already, so I'm simply looking for a sub-$300 DAC to pair with it. It has to have USB inputs, which puts the Bifrost out of my price range, unfortunately, since it would have been the obvious choice.
I'd really prefer to have something with an AC adapter, but won't fully rule out a usb-powered option. I guess I'd just need to buy a powered usb hub.
The Dacport LX and HRT HSII or II+ seem like obvious usb powered options. What other things should I consider?
I'm mostly curious to hear from Asgard owners so I can get some first-hand opinions on what options might have good synergy with this setup.
Thanks in advance!