Good morning all,
This is my first question on the forum.
I am using my labtop to listen to TIDAL Master on my Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm headphones and am planning to buy a HIFIMAN ANANDA for Christmas.
To improve my listening, should I only consider DAC / AMP which are MQA? If so, could you give me some recommendations? (budget less than $ 500)
I saw the Schiit Modi / Magni, but not MQA?
Geshelli Labs DAC / Amp stacks, but not MQA?
Any suggestions under $ 500?
Yes, the M500 thinks it will go more in the clinical and analytical direction.
Not nice warm and full-bodied like an Akm or Cirrus Logic Chip which are among other things more musical.
It’s a matter of taste now whether or not Mqa can do that in the end I wouldn’t focus on it.
Firstly it is quite new and secondly it would be a nice to have in the selection.
It’s better to focus on Dsd to 512 then you are actually very well prepared and positioned.
The other side is what kind of headphones should the Dac drive?
If you take a planar headset it needs a lot of power, so it would be good to have something to drive it, otherwise it would be a waste.
How about the Topping E30 and Schiit Asgard 3 or a Lake People G103S?
I really want to make a purchase for a while, at least I hope not to think about upgrading quickly!
Regarding the “focus on Dsd to 512” aspect, I honestly admit that it is beyond my current understanding. I probably need to read a bit about this before making my choice, because right now that doesn’t mean anything to me!