New member here and am trying to get into the headphone world. I currently have the HD598s on order and am looking for an amp and possibly a dac combination to power the hp.
I've been following the Schiite Valli discussion and am not sure what to think about it. A lot of of discussion going on over there that's wary of topic. I am intrigued with a tube amp though.
I'll primarily be playing music from my pc via JRiver and theFLAC files I have stored on there. Though I would also like to use a mp3 player or my phone as a source as well. The soundcard in my pc is part of the motherboard and don't imagine it to be that good.
I have about$250 to spend. Can you recommend me an amp and or dac in this range. I don't mind getting an amp now and saving for a dac in the future if it's needed. Sorry for any details I left out.
A big plus one would be an amp I could use as a preamp for powered speakers on my desk.