So I will be receiving my pair of Denon AH-D600 sometime this week and now was shopping around for a DAC and Amp. My budget is $200-250 and I would prefer to grab the equipment from Amazon. I have a Asus Xonar DX in my gaming pc and was wondering if I should still use it in my setup (is there any benefit? Gaming? Dolby? EQ?)
Originally, I was looking at the Schiit Magni & Modi but that setup uses a USB and bypasses the soundcard. So is there anything else in the price range that I could pick up? Since these cans are relatively easy to drive, will i benefit from an Amp?
I am looking at three configurations, which would make the most sense?
These are the equipment I have looked at so far
JDS Labs Objective O2
Aune T1 (upgrade version?)
HiFI Man EF 2A
Schiit Modi & Magni