I have $400 to spend to improve on my current setup - DB500s + FiiO6. I have been considering the AT A900X paired with the Magni/Modi stack. OR - would it be better to spend the extra $100 on better headphones and skip the DAC. I will be playing these from my Acer laptop and listening primarily to Pandora - trance, electronic, pop/rock, indie, dance. I will be making this purchase on Wednesday but am still researching and would really appreciate some expert advice. What would you do with $400 to create the best possible sound with my setup? Thanks for your help.
Best sound impact for $400? Better headphones and amp or lesser headphones and amp & DAC?
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when you say DB500, do you mean yamaha db500 headphones or Sony db500 speakers or some other brand?
For $400 and strict PC use, I would get Audioengine D1 ($130-160) and Grado Prestige SR80i ($80-100) and the balance would go for a lovely dinner with GF/wife