Hi guys, I imagine this is a relatively simple question but I can't seem to find a proper answer online.
So at the minute I am using my laptop as a source for my audio (playing 44.1 flac files), using 250 ohm headphones without an external amp or dac. I have about 200 dollars to spent to upgrade my sound and am wondering is it better to spend the whole amount on a standalone amp such as the Little Dot MK III and use the onboard dac, or the 200 on a amp/ dac combo like the Maverick Tubemagic, U100 or Aune T1?
My laptop was bought in 2012 if that makes any difference to the onboard DAC.
Thanks for any input.