Hi, first post so sorry if its not quite what it should be.
I am currently using a pair of Sennheiser HD 600's paired with a Asus Xonar Essence XT, and I was wondering what a good addition to the setup might be.
My main question would be if a DAC/AMP is worth it. From what I understand a DAC would only be used in most situations to convert binary to wave, and my card already does that. I realize that there are a good deal of better DAC's out there, but if buying a 300$ DAC will only make a minor difference I can go without.
Secondly I know my card has an amp to support 600 ohm and my headphones are only 300ohm, but from what im reading I still might want to pickup an amp to run Card to Amp to Phones. Again how big of a difference would I notice if I used say a Little Dot Mk.III something affordable like that.
Thirdly if I am better off using a DAC/AMP is the card useful at all?
Finally if you could support whatever you think is best with a suggestion of setup that works with my 600s, (and preferably my card) by offering suggestions of specific additions that would be great. I dont have much experience and I want to avoid a terrible setup.
Thanks for looking!