May 16, 2019

What kind of DAC?

What kind of DAC model, brand it's in the picture with the BEYERDYNAMIC DT 177X GO or what kind does anybody recommend? 
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I've ordered the Beyerdynamic DT 177x headphone and along with it placed an order with Drop for the SMSL SU-8 Dac and matching SH-8 balanced headphone amp. Those components should work extremely well together. They can be hooked together in a fully balanced mode.
Honestly, you can get by with anything, it's so easy to drive. An 02+SDAC or any portable DAC/Amp can run them, just fine. You absolutely don't need to spend much to get the most out of them.
They have the Massdrop CTH amp and SDAC combo pictured on that drop. A solid choice if you want to play with tubes. I personally prefer separate amps and dacs so I can swap them around. Modern "all in ones" are much better than they used to be so separate vs. combo is really a preferential choice vs. a performance oriented one.