Hello, this is my first post here, although I've done a lot of reading. Here is my situation:
This is my first real foray into the hifi world. I currently have no real equipment to speak of, other than a low/middle end home theater system, through which I play all of my music (mostly from the computer), watch all of my movies / TV, play the occasional video game, etc. It's loud, but I want more.
I am, however, a college student. I don't have tons of money to spend... around $2500 - $3000 total. Now, as this isn't enough to create a noteworthy hifi system (around which I could build my home theater system), I have decided to start with headphones.
My current plan is to buy a pair of Sennheiser HD 800 headphones, and a Woo Audio wa7 fireflies amp / dac. I've researched both units fairly thoroughly, and feel that - based off of reviews - both are strong-performing and represent good values. Here is the problem though...
As far as for use with the computer, I feel this setup would be perfect. I could connect my laptop via USB cable to the wa7, utilize its DAC, and play lossless music files. Great!
I also watch a good deal of movies and TV shows, and play xbox occasionally. Some of these are not connected in any way to my computer (xbox and blu ray discs, for example). If I were to watch a Blu Ray movie, I would put it in my blu ray player, which is connected to my Denon AVR-790 receiver. What I am trying to figure out, is HOW I could utilize my new headphone gear within this setup. On the wa7 fireflies, the only inputs are USB, and rca L and R. If I connected my receiver to the wa7 amp using rca L and R cables, that would mean I would be using the receivers DAC, correct? So the audio would come through the blu ray player to the receiver over HDMI, go through the DAC, and be output in analogue to the amplifier, which would then be amplified and output to my headphones. Now, wouldn't the audio be first amplified in the Denon receiver, and then amplified again in the wa7 amp? If so, this is something to be avoided, right? Is there any way around this? Is there any way to send a direct, unamplified analogue signal from my denon receiver to the fireflies amp? Or really, the question is: is there any way, based on the setup I've described, to achieve excellent sound quality through my blu ray player / xbox (basically anything not output from the USB of my computer)?
Any help with this would be much appreciated. Even advice on other equipment options to consider. Sorry this is such a long post.