A little pre-story first:
Almost 2 Years ago, i owned a Pair of Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 Ohm, together with a Yulong u100 DAC/AMP. Like a Half year later, i was replacing the Yulong u100 for an Asus Phoebus (Mainly beause of more connections, and some more Features like Dolbi etc, and also the small Box with a physical Micro Mute button (now the pretty much only "feature" i like to keep using).
Like 15 Months ago, i upgraded my DT 880 for a T90.
Also, i replaced my old studio monitors for a Bluesky Exo2, (an 420€ / 577$) 2.1 Studio system.
In Addition, i am currently using a self made 470 Ohm adapter between the Soundcard and the T90. I have no problems in keeping that, so a Tube amp like the Shiit Vali might be nice, but not neccessary.
Right now, im thinking about changing back from "PC Soundcards" back to a "pure clean" DAC/Amp. Not only because of the possibly higher soundquality, also at the higher Build quality, and hoping i can keep it way longer than a consumer PC Soundcard, and have never worry about new drivers.
Its just some Details im looking for, and i cant really find an adequate solution.
- I want to keep my Speakers, and also my Headphones connected at the same time. Perfect would be a button or anything to switch between both. Not perfect, but still enough, if the DAC(/Amp) has his Audio output at both (RCAs and Headphone jack) at the same time. so i can turn the Volume on headphones to zero when listening with Speakers, and just turn them down (The Exo² has its own Volume control) to zero, and just use the Amp control to turn the Headphone volume back up. Hope i explained it well enough >.<.
- Perfect would be, if its technical better than my Phoebus (or if better known, an Asus Essence STX~).
- An Bonus would be a low output impendance, so i might be able to use my UE 900 at the computer. If not, also fine. Just having the Option would be nice
All that at a Price of maybe.. max 150-250€ (<300$~~).
Any Ideas which options could fill the first 2 points, or even all 3? Does not matter if its a DAC/AMP combo, or a seperate DAC + a seperate Amp.
If there is nothing in this Price range, at what Price i could find what i want?
Many Thanks in advance :)