I decided to take the leap into an ‘audiophile grade’ setup, I’ve gone relatively cheap as an initial step with some DT990 Pro’s & an SMSL M3 Mini Dac/Amp. My previous headphones are HyperX Cloud Alpha’s, I’m quite underwhelmed as there seems to be barely any difference between them and the new setup.
I received the headphones yesterday, and the dac/amp today. I spent some time yesterday playing around with the 990’s without the M3, expecting them to sound meh which they did. I had high hopes for the M3’ arrival today but I’m far from blown away, there is a noticeable difference between with M3 & without mostly in terms of volume.
Quality wise I’m struggling to spot any difference between my old HyperX Cloud Alpha’s and the new setup - Am I doing something wrong?
Any help/guidance is very much appreciated.
Edit Some info re my setup:
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi Mobo
Cloud Alpha’s were plugged into front 3.5mm ports
Set of speakers plugged into back 3.5mm line out
SMSL M3 plugged in via rear USB 3.0 & Coax (I’ve been playing around with both, currently using USB)