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Need help with DAC and amp upgrade for DT990 250ohms

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So my current setup is as follows. 160 GB Rockboxed 6 Gen Ipod classic > FiiO L3 LOD cable > 18V CmoyBB > DT990 250ohms

I listen to a lot of different genres, mainly rock, classical, and a lot of bass heavy electronic like dubstep and house. I almost always have bass boost turned on because the music sounds much more full to me. I have read a lot of threads about amping the dt990s and have read that they do well with tube amps. I have also seen the Modi Magni Schiit Stack configuration but read that it tends to be brighter so I'm not sure if that would be right for me. I'd like to spend about 200 dollars total on an amp and DAC. Portability would be nice but it certainly isn't needed.

Thanks on advance for the help!

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So my current setup is as follows. 160 GB Rockboxed 6 Gen Ipod classic > FiiO L3 LOD cable > 18V CmoyBB > DT990 250ohms

I listen to a lot of different genres, mainly rock, classical, and a lot of bass heavy electronic like dubstep and house. I almost always have bass boost turned on because the music sounds much more full to me. I have read a lot of threads about amping the dt990s and have read that they do well with tube amps. I have also seen the Modi Magni Schiit Stack configuration but read that it tends to be brighter so I'm not sure if that would be right for me. I'd like to spend about 200 dollars total on an amp and DAC. Portability would be nice but it certainly isn't needed.

Thanks on advance for the help!

Might consider selling off the DT990s and put all your budget for "better" headphones.

Check out the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X open headphones or ATH-A900X closed headphones.

As these headphones are only 40-Ohm, much easier for the CmoyBB to drive them.

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It seems like the cmoy has plenty of power, I was just thinking that a dac and better amp would give me better sound.
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