I've been looking for some time now to replace my soundcard which died months ago now. I figured it was the perfect excuse for me to look into getting a dac/amp or combo of a dac and amp. Currently I'm using the M50's and I know they don't need amping, but I'd like to get a better dac than what my onboard audio offers(plus I'm going through a plug on my speakers since the cord is too short), and with that I'd need some sort of amp. I also want something that will last me for when I get headphones that will need more amping in the future.
So far the NFB-12 was my top choice, but from what Kingwa told me the NFB-15.32 is the 12. "The NFB15.32 is the NFB12.1 and NFB15.1 but upgrade the USB32. The NFB15.32 have better power design than the NFB12.1. So over all , sound is detail than NFB12.1 ." Is what he told me after I asked about the 12 no longer being under their product list, and how the 15 compared. So what I got from that is that it is the 12 but with a more powerful amp section(or cleaner amp section?).
Also other than that there has been the recent release of the Magni and Modi by Schiit Audio, which also looks like a decent deal, though I haven't read much on them yet(being released so recently).
My price range is $200-300, so any thoughts on the above and possible other choices would be appreciated.