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Hi there! I should be receiving my hd6xx hopefully in a week time. This is gonna be my first pair of headphones. Im planning to use it with my desktop so wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a dac/amp for my desktop? Budget would be nothing more than 200 at the moment as I wouldn’t want to spend so much as Im just starting out on this.
I would recommend a Schiit Modi 2/Magni 3 stack. I would also advise that you not try to save a couple of bucks if you come across an older Magni (1/2/2 Uber) for a discounted price. The Magni 3 sounds so much more open and far, far less constrained than the earlier versions. And the stack looks great on the desktop!
oo thanks for the recommendation. but could I ask, what cables would I need for this stack if I want to connect to my computer? because I was looking at reviews/unboxing videos, very little mention on them and required cables are not included with the products.
You would need a USB-A to USB-B cable for the signal from your computer to the Modi and some short RCA cable to connect the Modi to the Magni. In my case my laptop has a USB-C output so I use a USB-C to USB-B. You don't have to pay a lot for the USB cable (I can't remember if they include one) but Schiit sells some RCA connectors that are a perfect length to connect the Magni to the Modi. They're called PYST (Put Your Schiit Together) cables and you can find them on the Schiit site.
Oh! Thanks for the help! Really appreciated it!
Here's another source for short RCA cables for connecting Shiit stacks.
They are very high quality and at lower cost than Shiit. Free shipping! I use 'em and love 'em.
Oo great! I was looking for a shorter cable. Looked At sites like monoprice only had 1.5ft as the shortest
For the Shiit units, the 7" length is perfect.