Basically: I have some money to spare and the holidays are coming up. Each year I tend to add something to my audio collection, whether it be headphones or other components.
Currently, this is what I have:
I'm working internationally currently, so I also have the following but do not have them currently with me:
I recently extended my contract so I'm considering that it may be worth having the terminator V4 shipped to me. Vinyl stuff will stay in storage because it would be way too much of a hassle and I don't have space.
Anyway, here's my current logic: I've been using my computer for music a lot more lately because I'm simply not able to listen to music as much when I'm out and I just prefer using something more dedicated at home. The downside is that I don't really have a proper, high quality dedicated set up. I've used my computer connected to my TV a lot, which definitely goes against my preference for higher quality music listening. The on-board audio sucks, so I refuse to use that with headphones. When I use my headphones at home, I've been using my studio-V since I arrived here. I would not say I'm dissatisfied with it, by any means, but I also feel like there would be room for improvement with a dedicated DAC + my Asgard.
I've been really pleased with Schiit and my Asgard and it would seem the Bifrost is generally well regarded. So, that is what I'm currently leaning toward. My computer does have SPDIF, so I don't think I'd need the USB option, but I'm still considering it for "just in case." So, you can assume my price range would be around $500 or less (maybe SLIGHTLY more if something is worth it).
Does it seem like I'm on the right track? Recommendations for other options? Thanks in advance for any advice/opinions!