Originally Posted by Jzbass25
Hey guys, awhile back I spent the money to get a pair of Hd600s and a JDS labs O2, re-ripped my music to 320kbps and now I'm looking for an upgrade.
Should I go for a new amp, I hear tube amps like the schiit amps work amazing for the HD600s, but I'm wondering if I should get a DAC or an Amp upgrade (or both =P). My DAC is just an M-Audio Fast Track interface. I would sort of like a DAC that could accept optical so I could play my PS3 over headphones but that's besides the point, I just want to listen to my music in great quality.
I'm assuming you using the Sony PS3 for gaming and movies and would like the best possible surround sound for them (using headphones).
I would say invest in a used A/V receiver and it would need HDMI connections, hopefully a Yamaha receiver because they usually come with Silent Cinema.
Silent Cinema is Yamaha's own headphone surround sound tech.
You would run HDMI from the PS3 to the receiver and then HDMI from the receiver to your TV.
HDMI would give you 7.1 (8-channels) of PCM (uncompressed) 24-bit/192Khz digital audio.
(optical is limited to 5.1 of compressed 24-bit/48Khz digital audio.
You could then plug the Senn HD600 straight into the receiver for gaming or movies.
So you would not need to use the O2 for gaming or movies.
What source(s) do you play your music from?