I’ve been considering an upgrade in equipment for about a month now. I was recently gifted the HiFiMan Sundara and it got me itchin’ to upgrade my amp or DAC.
My current setup is - Sound Blaster Z > Schiit Magni v1. My source is usually Google Play Music or Tidal. I own a pair of DT 770 250 ohm and HD 558’s. I’m keeping my eye out for a pair of HD6XX to replace the HD 558.
I was wondering what I’d benefit more from? A new DAC or a new amp, or both? I’ve been looking at the SMSL m100 and the Topping D10/D30.
I’m in Canada so purchasing from JDS Labs or Geshelli Labs would incur duties, exchange and taxes. I’d like to buy from Amazon Canada, if possible.
I’d say my total budget is $250, but I’m happy to spend more time saving to get something worthwhile. I’m also not opposed to purchasing second hand equipment.