Hey all, I am planning to get the HD800's in a couple weeks and obviously, I can't drive them to any sort of decent level without a decent amp nor will anything sound great without a DAC.
I've mainly dabbled in portable audio so most of gear consists of IEMs, portable amps, LODs, etc. so I don't know what direction I am going in terms of full desktop gear.
I have about $700 for both an amp and a DAC.
What I am considering:
Nuforce HDP (Both Amp+Dac): $450
HRT Music Streamer II+ ($350)+Schiit Asgard ($250)=$600
Audio-GD NFB 12: $250
Maybe another potential possibility but a bit more than I want to spend:
RSA SR71-B ($480ish Used)+HRT Music Streamer II ($350)=$830
Any recommendations? I listen to mainly epic (orchestral) music, techno, trance, hip-hop, etc. Source will be through my laptop.
Edited by lawlz - 8/16/12 at 3:14pm