I've been enjoying my HE-300 for a month now, but it's my understanding that they do benefit from amplification regardless of their easy to drive nature. Most importantly, I feel that a DAC would be mandatory, since I can hear a slight and obnoxious hizzing sound coming from my MB.
The problem is that I can only afford something around $150. I'm expecting a somewhat increased soundstage, and an overall clarity improvement (not brightness, I get headaches from sibilant cans, and this have a good amount of that).
I was thinking about a Fiio E07K or E17 as a safe bet, but I'm also considering the Schiit Magni + UC202 (for now) and the Aune t1.
Do you guys have any recommendations on a good pairing for the HE-300? I have had no luck finding much info on this set yet.