I have pretty much decided I will be purchasing the HD598 and I need an amplifier/DAC to go along with it. It does not need to be portable, as this setup will be used at my desktop PC. My primary goal is to get a high quality music experience (All kinds of rock) but they will also be used for games, videos, etc... (All purpose computing).
I've been looking at a million different amps and can't figure out what to get. I would like to spend no more than $400, but I am willing to stretch the budget if it means a better sound that will last me longer. I'm the type of person who likes to buy things right the first time so I don't need to upgrade ever month, or year, or whatever.
Amps/Dacs I am considering: Maverick Tubemagic D1, NuForce Icon HDP, Schiit Magni/Modi, Schiit Asgard+some other DAC, and JDS Labs O2+ODAC (Though I hate all the inputs on the front). Will any of these be particularly well suited to the HD598, and ocntinue to serve me well should I ever choose to get a different set of cans? Any other suggestions? Thanks everyone for your help.