Headphone + AMP/DAC - Can someone give me a recommendation?
Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I would like some help on finding a pair of headphones and AMP/DAC. I would like open-back headphones (i already own a pair of ATH M50x working just phine but like 8-10 years old and i dont have any DAC or AMP) and i have 500 € budget approximately.
I looked many reviews and at the moments my preferences are Hifiman Sundara, Sigva Phoenix, Sennheiser HD6xx or HD660s (wich are at the moment at 330 € on amazon) and maybe AKG k712 pro. I also have in my mind the Topping DX3 Pro and Xduoo XD-5 Plus. Those are very differente, xduoo is portable, and i dont really care about if its portable or not.
What would you recommend to me? Are this good options?
Thank your very much for the help.
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