I'm looking into getting an external amp/dac and Schiit looks very nice.
Now I currently have a Xonar Essence STX and I have read that if I would get the Schiit Magni/Modi combo that it wouldn't really be an upgrade.
So what should I get instead? The Asgard 2 but which dac would I get?
Headphones I have now: Ultrasone Pro 550, Sennheiser Momentum, V-Moda M100
Coming soon: Philips Fidelio X1, AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 Ohm)
Maybe later I'll get an Sennheiser HD600/650
Your DAC is decent, so I'd personally skip the Modi (save for uberfrost) and just feed the Asgard 2 with your soundcard. Lyr is a flexible option too if you wanna tube roll... and it also prepares you for any potential steps towards any planar magnetic cans.
EDIT: Get the HD650/600 they are wonderful cans (Difference between the two is not big. I'm biased to HD650 though... I prefer it more)
Edited by joebobbilly - 4/11/14 at 5:37am