I'm thinking on buy the Audioengine d1 for my SoundMagic hp 100 headphones, but I'm not sure if that is the best DAC/Amp that I can get for my money ($170). I want to know, what options you recommend in the same price range?
This depends on what you like to hear- an amp might lend its own character to the sound and nudge the headphones towards being cooler sounding, or warmer.
The HP100s sound great but personally I wouldn't want them to be much brighter, for instance.
Hi, thanks for your comment.
I'm thinking on buy the audioengine d1 for its DAC, because the SoundMagic hp 100 is a headphone with low impedance and right now I'm running the headphones with the sound card built in my notebook. Other option that I consider is buy the combo by schiit audio (modi and magni).
what other options do you recommend in that price range?