Audio gear investment ratio (headphone vs amp vs DAC)
So I've got a HD6XX to be shipped by July 23rd, 2018.
To get ready for what some describe as hearing God, I have started investing in supporting systems, such as :
Schiit Modi 2 multibit
Schiit loki eq (yes, i like to eq ever so slightly)
Schiit magni 3
Littledot MKii with Voskhod tubes
The "support" system, with shipping and custom duty is est USD1K. Yes, a sold state AND a tube system so that i can hear both worlds.
All this to get ready for a US200 headphone... something doesn't feel right.
The littledot is the only thing that has arrived so far and is currently running my trusty HD25-1-ii and sometimes my UE triplefi IEMs (my go-to travel bose qc15 and sony bluetooth headphones sound like crap on any system) I already like how things sound, and as time goes by, getting suspicious on just how MUCH better things will be with everything hooked up.
(No DAC yet so running through a very old audiotrak amp used as a preamp from PC 3.5mm out)
What is the golden ratio for YOU when it comes to headphone vs amp vs DAC?
And is my setup a good match for an "upper" range of headphones?