Ok so here goes my first foray into the head-fi forums and the audiophile world in general.....
I want to find the optimal acoustic setup with my custom built PC rig for two things:
1)PC Gaming with no headphones, using a 2.1 pc speaker system (considering Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500)
2) Listen to music (both stored locally on the PC and streaming via Spotify) WITH headphones using some HD-600s I ordered (still awaiting delivery)
Should I invest in a DAC/amp combo, separate DAC and amp, or use a soundacrd?
Are their any material benefits to having a separate DAC and amp rather than a DAC/amp combo?
What is the best input for headphone sound quality (slightly more general in scope - not necessarily restricted to HD-600s)
I am willing to consider other options; I am looking in the $300 - $450 range.