Ok I figured head-fi would be the best forum to ask this. I was debating posting on Gearslutz but decided here would be better.
Anyways, so this is my situation.
I have a small bedroom studio setup where I mainly use Mackie MR5mkii monitors while producing/listening to music, however I also use my headphones quite a bit lately due to people being asleep, etc.
I use a FiiO E17 as my current DAC combined with the L7 adapter. I use the line out, with lo bypass switched on of course, and it runs into my Behringer MX 2642A mixing console. The console isn't necessary, but I also run a sub and need the extra outputs from one of the subgroups. Mainly I like having faders/knobs for volume control plus an analog EQ.
So here's my question. Using my K240s, which option would provide better sound quality (also figure in the possibility of EQing, as I tend to add some bass since I'm a bass head and listen to lots of bass music):
1) K240s into the FiiO E17 headphone port, volume and EQ controlled their.
2) K240s plugged into the headphone port of my mixing console, volume controlled with control room knob and EQ on the channels if needed.
I feel the EQ would be superior with my mixer since it's analog. However, I can't find the output rating for my mixers headphone out. It's not in the manual.