I'm new here and I'm not an audiophile but I enjoy a good sound. Currently I have an old Sennheiser HD580 headphone but looking to get the HD650. As I understand I'll need a headphone amp as well to get a proper sound out of it.
I have the following set-up right now:
E-mu 1212m soundcard
Soundcraft Compact 4 mixer
Sennheiser HD580 headphones
KRK Rokit RP8 monitors
I can imagine the Compact 4 has to go, but I like to be able to control the volume of the monitors and headphone separately. Right now that's done through the Compact 4 mixer, I looked at the Schiit Magni but it doesn't have a pass-through. The Asgard 2 does have an output but there's only one volume knob to control both headphone and monitors, which makes it impossible for me to mute the monitors and just listen through the headphones. Do you have an idea to solve this with both quality and price in mind?
Any advice is appreciated!