After having a full tower desktop for four years, I've finally upgraded it to a mini-ITX form factor. It's great and all besides the audio (only one PCI-E slot which I'm using for my graphics card). Coming from my Auzentech X-Fi Forte, everything sounds awful so I'm now in the market for an amp and DAC.
I currently have an Audio Technica ATH-AD700 but plan on upgrading to the Hifiman HE-500 (or something around that price point) in the distant future. I also plan on using this for my PS3 and future speakers (leaning towards the Audioengine 5+). I just want an amp/DAC combo that'll I'll use for the rest of my audio nirvana search and be able to handle multiple inputs. I guess the budget is $700 for both items. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Schiit because they look nicer and they're made in America.