I am a bit confused, hoping someone can help here. I will start with my requirements, most of my music are on the computer, so DAC is a must. Some of them are lossless, and I have some MP3 as well. I listen to all types of music. I also watch some movies through headphone so that I won’t disturb other people. I do not play any games.
Currently I am using the following devices,
Musiland MD11 with DT990 600ohm. I bought the MD11 thinking it was cheap and I liked their sound card before. However I don’t feel like that the MD11 produces enough power to drive the DT990, or maybe I am wrong.
Now I want to upgrade the amp, or maybe the headphone as well if the high impendence is too hard to drive. There are too many amps on the market; there is nothing everyone is happy with. I have basically narrow down the selection to the following two, if anything is better than these three at about the same price (or lower), please point out to me. Thanks.
YuLong D100 II, reviews have been good, but I have never used this brand before.
ASUS Xonar Essence One, I am using their sound card, not bad. And I am willing to change op-amps.
Audio-gd NFB 5.2, good reviews, but I am not sure about their drivers.
I can also buy another headphone to match the amp if required, I am thinking about hifiman HE-400.
If there are threads talking about what I need to work out, please also let me know. There are too many threads…