I'm planning on buying the hd-600 soon and heard that they are extremely affected by what amp and DAC is used, so I want to pick the right one. My budget is 200-250 dollars for both amp and DAC, I don't know if my budget is enough to get a good amp that will make them shine so could anyone clarify that for me? If there's a setup which goes a bit over my budget butvis worth the money, please say so. There are two setups I have in mind and I wanted to know if they will make the HD600 shine. The first setup is a fiio e9 and an HRT MusicStreamer II, the second setup I thought of is the NFB12.1 which will serve as both amp and DAC. Will one of the setups I mentioned be a good fit for the HD600, if not could you suggest something else? Many people recommend the ODAC instead of the HRT MusicStreamer II but many people say the ODAC sounds fatiguing, especially in the highs so I don't really want them, one of the main reasons I'm getting the HD600 is because of its smoothness in the highs. Also, should I upgrade to an HD650 cable? I will be using the hd600 with my desktop.
Edited by daniel521 - 8/15/12 at 8:50am