Since recently, my last Steel Series 5hv2 headset fizzed out on me. I then proceeded to get the ATH-AD700 by Audio Technica, and while I was pleased with them, the ear cups were too large. It got to the point of being at 4 inches in diameter that the ear cups causes pressure on my jaw, giving myself that uncomfortable feeling. Another Con I found about them is that they are not full circumaural. So those were added specs that I would have to keep in mind, because even being as thorough as I was, I missed out on very small details which caused a waste of time. But in the end, it did give me 2 days worth of experience with them, so that added to my knowledge. After more thorough research, I decided for music and gaming alike, mostly geared towards music, that getting a different pair of headphones would do me good. A upgrade if you will again, and I have decided upon the Beyerdynamic AMS-DT-990-Pro-250 ohm headphones, and I was wondering what would be a good Portable/Desktop Amp for under $100? The only reason why I just didn't go with a 32 ohm version is that the price raises from $159 to $379... While I do have a job, I do have a budget as well, but I wanted a quality pair of cans as well. So as stated above, what would be a excellent Portable/Desktop Amp that can provide the power for the 250 ohm version? Oh, another thing to add is that will I need a DAC? Is one necessary or is the amp perfectly fine ATM? In all honesty, I am just worried about not having enough juice to run 250 ohm right off of my computer. I am guessing it could probably only drive them at lower volumes, so I am pretty sure an AMP is a must.
Edited by DerpCeption - 8/6/13 at 5:44am