OK, so I'm a newbie to this HiFi headphone stuff. Drafted an open ended post in the HD800 appreciation thread and got slammed a bit - my own fault. Reading between the lines I was basically told not to waste my money on the HD800's if I'm not willing to spend the $$$s to drive them. So this is an attempt to be a bit more direct.
I want a bedroom setup that will sound great. I auditioned the HD800's and really like them. So I'm trying to come up with a setup that will sound good but not break the bank. So how about this:
Macbook Pro with iTunes and lossless tracks from CD's ->
Schiit Bifrost DAC ->
Schiit Lyr ->
I would use SPDIF to connect the Mac to the DAC.
Based upon what I know and have read (which doesn't amount to much) this seems like a decent low budget approach to drive the HD800's. My challenge is the amp and the DAC. I'd really like to spend $1000 or less and the Schiit gear fills the bill.
I know this won't get the most out of the cans, but would it be respectable? If not, suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
PS - forgot to mention that I listen mostly to classic rock, alternative, and some pop.