The DAC/AMP is cheaper for obvious reasons, but would it make a large difference if i bought them seperately? These are for my HD650s.
Should i get a DAC/AMP Combo or buy them seperately?
If this is the case, then what AMP and DAC do you think would be suited to the hd650? My budget is very tight, $500 at most.
What source(s) are you going to be plugging everything into?
Is this for music only? or also movies? and gaming?
You should be able to find a good DAC/Amp combo for $200, but your welcome to spend $500.
These headphones are going to be almost completely dedicated to playing music, although i might watch a movie once in a while. For the source i'm using a Sony Walkman (Z-Series)
So you watch movies on your Sony Z series?
(as well as listen to music).
The Fiio E11 ($60) can easily drive 300-Ohm (HD650) headphones.
Not sure if you can even directly connect an external DAC to the Sony Z series USB port?
Or if the Sony Z series can stream digital audio thru the USB port? (I know it can transfer digital files).
Or it may need a third party adapter?