However, I've heard that the HD800s are difficult to drive. I'm working with a budget of around $1200 for both a dac and amp. Is it plausible to run the hd800s with a dac/amp in that budget range? And if so, do you have any combos/suggestions that you'd recommend?
If it matters, I tend to listen to indie, folk, blues, alternative rock, jazz, classical, and occasionally some house/trance.