New here, but gave the site a quick search to see if a similar question had been posted first, but feel free to link me to a thread if the search didn’t do what I thought it did.
I currently have Schiit Fulla 3 with whatever the newest non-USB ModMic is and a Sennheiser HD 58X with some Dekoni fenestrated sheepskin pads. For what it’s worth, I use Equalizer APO and the Peace extension for my EQ, and my 58x’s are pretty well EQ-ed to where I like them.
I’d like to upgrade one part of my setup with the intent of getting something like a Sundara, or some other harder-to-drive headphone.
The long and short of it is this: Is the Schiit Fulla 3 a better DAC or a better Amp? If I am to get a new DAC or amp and keep the Fulla as the other, which is the better option? I’m assuming that it’s probably a better idea to use the Fulla as a DAC and just use its output to a more powerful amp, because it probably stands to reason that if I get a new DAC, then the mic input on the Fulla basically doesn’t work anymore?
If I were to go with an amp, what would be the best ~$100-$150 amp for someone who mostly listens to rock, game, and symphonic music during the day and then plays games at night? I’ve heard that some Sennheisers such as the HD 600 are super amp-sensitive. Do the 58X’s respond well to different amps? Do they sound better on a tube, and thus would it be worth it to save up for a tube amp? Ideas that I’ve had for the amp are the JDS Atom, the Schiit Magni 3+ or the Heresy, and the ify Zen DAC. Is there a clear-cut winner in that list, is there a hidden gem that I’m missing, or is there really no wrong answer at this price range?
Thanks to anyone for reading this.