Hopefully this is the right section for this, I've only been lurking for a few days now.If not I can move it wherever.
My G35's broke recently after a couple years of use, and I am looking to finally put together a higher end setup, and I have a few questions:
1) I think I have decided on Xonar DG--> DAC --> Tube Amp --> One of the Beyers (probably 990 pro 250 ohm). Does the DG wrap the Dolby headphone through the optical out, So I can use a better DAC than the DG itself?
2) I am thinking that a tube amp would be great, for when I am listening to music, and I love the possibilities of the extra layers a tube amp can supply. Also I have heard the 990s can be a bit bright, so a tube amp could slightly warm them up? I was thinking of the Schiit Valhalla.
3)What would be a good DAC for this purpose, assuming everything can work together?
4) Any other suggestions, or things that I should do differently?
5) I am slightly sold on the Beyer 990s but what I am really looking for is a pair of open cans (75% gaming, 25% music) with some bass. I don't play competively, but do really appreciate positional accuracy, but since I dont play competively I want some Fun factor too, with the bass. Is there a better headphone choice?