Hi there, after gaming with crappy headseats for years I’ve decided to invest into something better to use in my games (mostly FPS) and to listen to music in the PC (the only decent reference are my ATH-M50x that I use to listen to music on the go), and after some research I’ve decided to buy this cans because of the apparently good imaging and sound shape.
But I have a problem, after about a week at this point researching and browsing I still don’t know what to buy to use this cans at full potential ( both in terms of power and sound quality) I live in Europe, so most of the options that I see turn out to be a bit more expensive, or, in the worst case not even available over this side of the pond.
This are the options that I consider at the moment and are somewhat avaliable to purchase over here.
-Monoprice Desktop Amp 69€ w/o shipping (not the LiquidSpark): I haven’t really found much info about this amp other than the Zeos video, I’ve seen in the comments that it should be able to power the DT880’s but I’m not to sure about the DAC quality or the power that this thing has.
-Creative Sound BlasterX G6 149€ w/o shipping: More or less like the Monoprice, adding that I doubt that a Creative DAC/AMP would be very good.
-Schiit Magni 3+ & Modi 3 300€ total with shipping: By far the most expensive option that I have and the best of the three surely, but paying double the price of the cans I want to power seems a little overkill.
So, those are my options at the moment, I’m open to suggestions of other DAC/AMPS if you think they sound or perform better for the price.
About budget, I think that 200€ max for the DAC/AMP is the perfect amount, because I’m already acounting 170€ for the cans and 104€ for a ModMic USB which would total me about 580€ if I go the Schiit route, and that hurts my wallet a little
P.S: I play electric guitar as a hobby and I have a VOX VT20x (20W AMP), if anyone knows if the jack output of a guitar amp can power 600ohm headphones please let me know.
Thanks in advance.