Do i need an AMP and a DAC to run the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO - 250 Ohm??
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New to the high end scene, my question is simple, do i need both an AMP and a DAC to run these? I allready bought the "MASSDROP OBJECTIVE 2 HEADPHONE AMP: DESKTOP EDITION" but is that enough?
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orchardaudio
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Jan 19, 2020
The PecanPi USB DAC has integrated headphone amp. www.orchardaudio.com/pecanpi-usb
rastus
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Jan 16, 2020
You want an external DAC if you are looking to use your PC as a source. If you did not get the unit yet, see if you can switch to the combined O2 + SDAC, a very pragmatic choice; or you can look at staying with separates and get the SDAC standalone; or move up to something like the Topping D50s here on drop. A good write-up on what you are about to do/experience: https://www.marantz.co.uk/DocumentMaster/master/White%20Paper_Marantz_DAC_150316new.pdf Start off with a decent USB cable, choose length needed: https://www.amazon.com/Pangea-Audio-Premier-Cable-Meter/dp/B06Y1VCRRC?th=1
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Norge
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Jan 16, 2020
thank you for the answer, ill see what i can do :) id rather want the combined amp/dac, but i see what i can do.