Sup head-fi, relative audiophile noob here and first post on the forums. I have 2 questions.
First, I picked up a set of ATH-AD900's and they're awesome cans, really enjoying them. They're running through a Titanium HD as well as my MDR-7506's. I also have a set of M-Audio AV-40's that run through an M-Audio Delta 24/96 PCI card. My main goal is to get rid of the PCI card and run the speakers through an amp/Ti HD combo as well as my headphones to cut out all of the constant switching back and forth of which audio device I want to use at specific times. I know the AD900's won't benefit that much from an amp but I believe the slightly higher impedence 7506's may (32 ohms vs 63 ohms), but ultimately this is just for ease of use more than anything. I want to be able to unplug my headphones from the amp when I'm not using them instead of reaching around to the back of my computer.
Can anybody recommend a decent amp for both sets of headphones and the AV-40 monitors, with ease of use as my main focus, not sound improvement (although that helps too)?
My second question is since the AV-40's already have a built in amp, will running them through another amp worsen the sound quality at all or not? Should they be excluded from an amp all together? I've researched these questions for weeks and either can't make up my mind, don't understand what I'm reading, or just can't find the specific info I'm looking for.
Hopefully this makes sense to everyone and any suggestions/explanations will be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: I thought I was posting this in the desktop amp section but I guess I made a mistake. Not entirely sure where it should go but if it needs to be moved, any mod feel free to do so.
Edited by scntfc - 6/14/12 at 8:19am