lenovo y580 > lepai lp-2020a > velodyne ct-80 > athena as-b2
heaphones: ath m50s
I am looking to connect a DAC to use with my headphones and speakers. Ideally it would go in between my laptop and amp where the audio stream would cut from my speakers and redirect it to my headphones once I plug them in, but I will not be annoyed with unplugging audio cables from the DAC to various sources. I am assuming I will need an amp+DAC combo just for the headphones, but will that also mean I will not require the lepai anymore?
My budget is under $200 from anywhere that ships to Canada. I believe the fiio e10 fits the bill for what I need, but I am just wondering if there is something better than that.