- Dec 16, 2005
I am getting a Zhaolu D2 DAC with the CS4398 board. I'm waiting for it to arrive. I was wondering if i should get an upgraded "discrete amp" ($55 or less) for it or spend more money ($150+) on a separate headphone amp instead? Source is the Emu-1212M and my current headphones are the HD280 PRO and the HD 555, but i am planning on getting better head phones (and a KSC 75 to go with everything) later on. How does the discrete amp compare with amps around $150-$250?