I love audio and I am at the point where I am using Bose in ear headphones. I also have Sure SE 535 in ear. I can't wear cans they hurt. I have two Bose Headsets, on ear and over ear. Ouch!
Most of my music is on my iMac. I have a few sets of Bose Music Monitors, Subwoofer, and stream via Airplay to a Bose large Wave System.
I am old, I use to run B&W monitors with Macintosh Amps. They old days. Wish I still had them. But I listen at home, in the car, and office.
I think I need a DAC. I would like to try one. But I need help. Audiophiles seem to like headphones. Why? Easier than building a sound room and that special material to put on the walls (Baffles)?
Can I get the best sound quality and avoid over ear headphones? Can any DAC be used with in-ear? At work I love to listen to music also. I use a bluetooth Bose Speaker in my office or just headphones. iPad Air with 128GB. Packed full of music.
My music library is mostly classical. Besides music I have floor to ceiling bookshelves about the subject. Just about any book on classical music I own. Huge library in iTunes.
Any of you like me? What is the next level? A DAC for work and one for the iMac? I hope I am not alone here. New, sorry and looking to learn more about audio in search of that perfect system in the digital world.