Hey there all!
I’m new here and to posting on forums in general so I am sorry if the post is in the wrong place, etc.
I’m looking to find an all in one, or simple solution to my current audio setup.
I have a pair of HD 660s on the way, and a Shure SM7b as my daily driver for my cans and microphone.
Use case is for competitive gaming, high quality music listening and the mic is there because I like the quality it provides for my business calls and shooting the shit with buddies.
I’ve been going crazy down the research rabbit hole trying to find an audio interface with a great dac/amp to run the HD660s.
My budget is currently around $500, but if necessary can be higher.
The only solution I’ve found seems to be the Mackie big knob Studio which apparently has an absolutely garbage dac and the GoXLR which no one can attest to the quality of the amp/dac.
Not sure if any of this is true, just what I commonly hear from people.
Currently, I am running a Scarlett 6i6 (gen1) with a cloudlifter to power the mic.
For the cans, I was planning on going JDL Atom with modi3 or a JDL Element 2.
Does what I want even exist and if so is it one of the options I listed or something different?
I would love to hear about it.
If you guys think there is a better way to run this instead of an all in one I’m open ears.
Honestly, with all of this I am super flexible and would love to hear the opinions of people undoubtedly much more educated on these topics than I am.
Thanks so much for your time!