I am looking to buy a DAC or all in one DAC/AMP combo (bang for the buck!) that I could use with my A5+ speakers as well the aforementioned headphones. It can be either desktop/portable...but I believe desktop would be a better quality.
BTW, I tried running the speakers directly from my laptop, but the sound is just awful! It's bassy, muffled, veiled, thick and I know for sure that these speakers should sound nothing like that.
I'd be immensely grateful if you can suggest a great DAC to improve the sound of my system. My budget is $2000, but I may be willing to spend a few more hundreds if it's worth it.
Thanks in advance!