Hi, I have a budget of $500, that can go up to $750 if necessary. I want a really good amp/dac combo for my HD 600s, seperate units or a single combined unit works. I am running off a windows desktop that has optical, headphone, and usb. Any reccomendations?
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Best Amp-Dac combo for HD 600?
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1/18/13 at 3:06am
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1/18/13 at 12:35pm
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1/18/13 at 7:59pm
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1/18/13 at 9:32pm
Low cost idea.
Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card, $70
Schiit Magni head amp, $99
Is this setup just for music? movies? gaming?
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1/20/13 at 11:26am
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1/20/13 at 3:59pm
The Xonar/Magni is still a good combo, for the price.
Or maybe you want to a tube amp. like the Little Dot MKIII ($250)?
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1/20/13 at 4:42pm
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