I recently purchased a pair of Sennheiser HD 650, and they should be here this weekend. The problem is the only amp I have on hand is a Fiio E5.
I've scoured the forums, through search, and I now know that there are a lot of different recommendations. Though I found a lot of the threads did centre around some
portability which is not something I need.
I was looking in purchasing a DAC/AMP to power them and saw that a lot of people recommended these (~$250):
Fiio e17/e09 combo
Though I also found people talking highly of a desktop amplifier called Schiit Lyr, and was also wondering if maybe it would be a better option to purchase an amplifier now and then down the road purchasing a dac? Would I notice a big difference between having a DAC or just using the AMP directly from my mac?
I'm looking to spend around $250 as of now since I just purchased the headphones.
Side Note: I'm very new to the whole idea of a DAC and AMP so any extra information would be helpful.