Hey guys, this is my first post in this part of Head-Fi so please mind my ignorance should it present itself.
To start off, I dont know much about amps, but I would like to learn more about them as time goes on, both with experience and reading.
As the title says I am looking for my first desktop amp, and since it will be the first I would like to keep the budget fairly low, probably $150. Now I have already looked into a few amps, and Im liking the ones Ive seen that have either a partner DAC or a built in DAC. The ones Ive looked into consist of only the ones Ive read about thus far which are the Schiit Magni (And modi combo) which Im leaning towards so far, the Aune Audio T1, and the Hifiman EF2A.
This is where I would like a bit of help, I have no clue which one of those would best suit me. As I said I am leaning towards the Schiit Magni, with modi, mainly because of all the good things Ive read about them, such as the ability to drive almost any headphone, even Orthos. But I also like the things Ive heard about the Aune and the Hifiman, but I have future plans to buy a Woo Audio WA6 as a reliable tube amp, so Im not sure what good two of them would do me.
Currently I listen to mainly dubstep, but I also listen to a lot of pretty much everything else, except rap.
So I guess what I need is some advice if anyone has any for me? Should I stick with the Schiit Stack or would I be happier with something else?
EDIT: Please pay no attention to my current list of headphones/IEMs I own. In the future when I have more money I plan to buy some more appropriate ones for desktop use, such as some Sennheiser HD600s or AKG K702. All of this, including the purchase of the amp will go down later in the year, I just wanted to get to know some of it better first.
Edited by Aaron94 - 2/10/13 at 6:13pm