Many around Head-Fi hold the LYR and Bifrost in high regards for the HiFiMan series. I'm curious though, what do you all think about pairing the LYR with the Modi or the E17 (more budget friendly)? This brings up a couple of other questions as well:
- By using a high quality amp (LYR), should I pair it with an equally valuable DAC (Bifrost), or is something of lower quality such as the E17 okay? In other words, does a cheap DAC hold back a good amp or vica-versa?
- Are DAC's useless without computers? Would I be able to reap any benefits by adding a DAC to the source --> amp --> headphone chain?
I understand that the last question may be, in fact, dumb. Oh well, cheers!