I am fairly new to the world of audiophiles... but since getting a pair of dt 990s, my mind has been blown and I am looking for more!
I have the 600ohm version of the dt990s and mostly use them for gaming and movies.
I used to do most of my gaming on console and have been using an Astro Mixamp to drive the headphones primarily because it could create surround for console gaming.
I am now mostly a PC gamer and am looking to get the most out of these cans.
My current setup is running an optical cable from an onboard soundcard to the Mixamp, which then has the dt 990s plugged into it.
1. Is this setup doing my headphones justice, ie is it powering my cans sufficiently and providing near optimal sound?
2. Would I improve quality by getting a dedicated soundcard or different amp (retaining surround sound is important as well)?
3. Will getting an amp/soundcard make the Mixamp redundant?
4. I have heard of people "double amping" the Mixamp to a Fiio e9 - would doing similar improve quality?
If you would please be so kind as to answer my questions and make some recommendations as to particular solutions.
I am willing to spend about $300 IF I will get a substantial increase in sound quality by changing my setup.
Thank you very much for any feedback