Quote: Originally Posted by Yo-Yo Ma? /img/forum/go_quote.gif Hello, I apologize in advance for my noobness. I've been an owner of 595's for about a year now and only recently have I been wanting to get into 'higher quality sound'. I do 99% of my listening at home on my laptop with winamp, and I was wondering if you could help me find a DAC and amp because I hear that a dedicated DAC is the way to go when using a laptop as a transport. Or anything like that to get the 'best' quality sound out of my 595's. I'd say my budget for this would be about $400 for the DAC and amp. I could be willing to spend more if it meant getting the most out of the 595's. Thanks dudes! At $499 the Headamp Pico is slightly above your $400 range, but if you can spring for the extra cash it would give you a good amp/dac combo.