Sorry if I posted in the wrong section but I thought that the DAC/AMP is the most important component I need to ask about.
I have been researching the DAC/AMP + speakers + Headphones topic in the last few months but I actually could not find the answers I needed to pursue the project I have in mind, so I bailed and I thought I might ask to the community that knows better.
I’m shortly summarizing below what I’d like to build. I am a gamer but I’m also an avid music (mostly metal) listener and collector.
Currently I use an old but capable set of 5.1 THX logitech speakers plugged into my PC for everything (I stil have a dvd player on the desktop pc).
My plan is to convert to a setup where I can use an hifi cd player + Vinyl player outputting to the same speakers I will use on my desktop pc. For this I will need a dac/amp combo or a separated dac + separated amp that can handle the PC audio and the hifi listening audio.
I also use headphones (have an Audiotechnica ATH-M40X) and I have no plans to upgrade to very expensive ones now but future proofing would be good so that if I want to I can do it and be able to drive more demanding ones.
Do you think this would be feasible? I would avoid having two listening spots because I could invest on better speakers if I have to buy just one set of speakers.
Overall on the speakers+dac+amp I’d like to remain below the 1000€ mark.
Thanks for your help!