Hey, so I'm planning to buy a pair of DT 770 80 ohm's... they will be used at my desktop mainly. I might lug em around and use my galaxy s2/ipod on occasion.. will look into quality mp3 players eventually. Usual uses apply - gaming(fps), music, movies.
I've been looking into budget options, and after a lot of reading, searching, price checking etc., I'm getting kind of burnt out. I'm considering a xonar dg(quick search finds $26 shipped) and a fiio e6(can be found quite cheap used).
I'm not opposed to using a dac instead of buying a soundcard, it just seems less efficient. I have an asrock e3g3 with Realtek ALC892 currently.
I'm not going to give an exact budget, I'll look at the price + pros/cons of each setup instead. I've read a lot of mixed things about the pa2v2 with 770s, some say they work very well and others say there's barely a difference(hard to believe... but I've seen that stated several times during my surfing the hi-fi wave). I don't have a problem with buying used, in fact I'd probably prefer it unless retail was only a bit more.
Your efforts will be well received, oh great connoisseurs of the sonic!