Hello everyone! I'm starting to get the itch to upgrade and was looking for some opinions. My current setup is foobar (flac mostly)> Odac > Marantz 2230 > dt 990 pros (250 ohm).
I was thinking that a dedicated headphone amp might be a good place to make my next upgrade although I'm open to any opinions really. I was considering the LD mk3 or the Schiit Asgard 2. They are both at the higher end of my price range. I was leaning more towards the Asgard as I don't have much interest in tube rolling and also I consider it being made in the USA (near my hometown) a plus.
My question, I guess, would be does anyone have experience with both the marantz and either of those amps. I'm curious as to whether or not there will be a big enough difference to justify the upgrade. I'm guessing the best bet would be to just order the Asgard and see for myself as it has a 15 day return policy but I'd rather get some opinions in an effort to not waste peoples' time and the small 5% transaction fee for returning the amp should it not be what I'm looking for.
Thanks for your time and opinions