DAC or not?

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Hello, I'm basically new to high end headphones. I have a NAD C-270 amp 120 watt/ch & NAD C-170 preamp. I'm considering the SENNHEISER HD 6XX headphones. Would I benefit from a separate DAC hooked to it or is my systemI good enough ?
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There are almost always gains to be had by upgrades... but the percent improvement/$ continues to go down with each step after "from nothing to something." Only you can answer the question on whether or not the cost matches up with the benefit.
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Whether or not you would benefit from a separate DAC depends on your source. All digital media players have built in DACs, but sound quality will vary depending on quality of components, so if you have a hi-res media player, then you can probably skip the added cost. If you're streaming from your PC, especially if it's via onboard audio, then I would definitely recommend going with a DAC.