I currently own a pair of ATH-M50 headphones and I am looking at upgrading my desktop speaker setup to A5+ speakers and a USB DAC. I just don't know which DAC to get. I have narrowed it down to the three I see the most positive reviews for: Audioengine D1, Aune T1, and The O2+ODAC combo.
I am looking for a DAC that is also a headphone amp, which is why I have picked these three, but I don't know which is the better investment for the long run if I do decide to upgrade my headphones. What do you guys think?
It seems widely viewed that the A5+s are good speakers, but I am open to other suggestions as well. I would like to keep the speakers under $400 and the DAC at most $300. I appreciate all information and thanks.
Edit: Also a friend mentioned getting an interface over a DAC. Since I am just going to be doing music playback, is the interface still a good option?
Edited by seephor - 1/30/14 at 9:11pm