Hey again Head-Fi posters,
I'm sorry to be making multiple threads in such a short amount of time, but I'm trying to avoid confusion from the original post, and starting a new topic completely.
I've figured out which headphones I want, and they are on the way! They are the Beyerdynamic 880 Premium (600 ohms). I'm super excited! :D
Onto the point of my post! I've been running in circles with AMP's and DAC's everywhere, and don't know where to look anymore. A lot of you who posted in my other thread, or even tell others is to go for the Schiit Magni and Modi combo. I however then do some research and reviews and contrary to how many of you make them sound so great; a lot of people end up returning them or leaving a poor review. Second thoughts ensue.
Then I look at the Schiit Asgard 2. Although it is more costly, it's within price range for me; but now I'm not sure if I should bump up my DAC to the Loki. I do some information and review searching for those and they're more positive, but not as positive as much as I would've hoped. Then I continue to wonder if there is a AMP and DAC built together, and if that would work better and be more affordable. As you figure by now, I'm still learning a lot, and becoming overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas. Of course however, I want to be within a fair budget for this equipment but don't want to sell myself short when the next model up would prove substantial improvements.
Lets say I finally figure out my amp and/or my dac, and have it all hooked up to the computer. I'm curious how the setup will screw with a few things. For example, if I plug in my headphones into my tower, my speakers go off and the music is fed through the headphones only. When I go into my control panel, I can simply turn everything on at once too. Anyway, I was curious what would happen when the usb in, and then put my headphones into the amp. Would it mute the speakers still?
Thank you very much for those who took the time to read and/or respond to this thread. I look forward to reading your replies! :)