So I just purchased a Little Dot MKIII, which I've had my eye on for years. I've had Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 250 ohm headphones for a while now and have wanted to get a decent amp to go with it for a while, and this was my choice. It came in the mail yesterday (bigger than I thought it would be) and while I know I will benefit from it, I guess I'm trying to figure out HOW to benefit from it most.
I have a turntable going to a phono pre amp, and then into an Onkyo receiver. I also have my PC hooked up to the receiver via HDMI. It seems that I'm in a bit of a jam in regards to it being a challenge to hook up the headphone amp in a way that I'm able to use whichever source I want at any time I want. Does anyone have any suggestions? I think the PC is probably what I would use it with the majority of the time, but I guess like anyone, I like options. I'm toying with the idea of buying an X-Fi Titanium HD sound card and using the rca line outs on that to go straight to the headphone amp, but obviously that doesn't solve the problem of using the turntable.
Getting the feeling that I may just have to make a choice and go with it because my options seem a little slim. Last night I tried running the headphone jack of the Onkyo NR809 to the rca inputs of the amp and just trying that, but 1) There was a buzz in the headphones, and 2) I suspect that it's probably not optimal to run from the headphone jack of a receiver into the rca's of a headphone amp.
Edited by mva5580 - 1/15/14 at 8:44am