Trying out the Magni Heresy to see what a $100 amp gets you nowadays.
While awaiting my new desktop setup, I purchased the Schiit Modi/Heresy stack for that same reason. To test out equipment and hold me over until more permanent setup I'd ordered arrived. And turning them on for the first time without any expectation, I was blown away by how good the combo sounded. This shows you don't need a multi thousand dollar system to enjoy a quality sound. I've wasted substantial amount of money over the years on a lot of so called high-end gear, and not so sure I want to continue that route anymore, other than continue to purchase quality HPs. Difference between well-made gears (AMP/DAC), regardless of price, is more subtle than one would expect, or more preferential. And I'll admit, self justification of 'expensive must sound better' usually played a bigger role in my purchasing decisions. It's time I stopped chasing after a ghost.
Cheers and enjoy the music!