Originally Posted by Texpect
Been using my DT770 80 ohms about a year now without an amp. They actually sound pretty boring without one. No great bass as there should be, sound stage isn't so great etc.
I have a Denon home receiver in our living room, I think it gives my Phones a slightly better kick. Anyways, I need an amp/DAC to my own room. So which one, an amp or a DAC would I benefit the most?
I've been looking at Schiit Asgard and HRT Music Streamer II, impressions on them?
My source is an iPad 3gen/iPhone 5. Price range is about 250 dollars!
It's $150 for an external DAC that can work with the iPhone and does not include an amplifier.
Apple products usually come with decent DACs.
I would say to get the Fiio E11 portable headphone amplifier, also get a few spare batteries (BL-5B) and a simple AC battery charger, total cost around $70.