Originally Posted by matrixter
I purchased this mix amp to use with a 600 ohm Beyerdynamic DT880. I'm still waiting on both of these to arrive to me but I know that the mixamp is optimized for 32 ohms only, therefore I will require using another more powerful headphone amp in the connection. I just want to make sure I get the absolute BEST sound quality possible so the amp I bought is the Objective 2 (amp only).
So the connection will be:
PS4>mixamp>y-split for mic and sound>O2 amp>headphones
I have 2 questions:
1) Will the surround sound experience transfer through the O2 amp without any issue?
2) I know that the best audio signal is digital so I already know that the mixamp has a DAC which then goes to the O2 amp but comes out as analog on the other end, so would it be better for me to get the ODAC O2 amp/DAC combo which has a mini-usb out which I can use a mini-usb to 3.5mm female jack to plug into my headphones? Or is that unnecessary? What would be the most optimal?
The PS4 > mix-amp > O2 > DT880 should work.
The mix-amp takes in a digital audio signal, but outputs an analog audio signal, so the Mix-amp will be feeding the analog audio signal to the O2.
So you can not use the ODAC with this setup.
I'm guessing the USB output on the mix-amp is connected to the source (PS3, PS4, Xbox), for the microphone (and power?) connection.