Using a DAC with both headphones and speakers
I've just got myself a pair of Sennheiser HD600 as my first audiophile equipment. Right now I use a pair of HD280's and Focusrite Saffire 6 as an interface - my headphones are connected to the front headphone output and my speakers are connected to the line outputs.
As far as I understand, Saffire 6 won't be enough to drive HD600 and I would need to use a headphone amp. I have two questions:
Hope these questions are not dumb as this is my first DAC / amp / audiophile headphone etc. experience.
- Since Saffire 6 has 4 line outputs, can I continue to use 2 for my speakers and connect the other 2 to my the HD600?
- Most DACs I've looked for have only one pair of outputs - so naturally I need to connect it to my headphone amp. If I were to use a DAC/amp combo with a dedicated headphone output, can I continue to use my speakers simultaneously with my headphones without needing to plug/unplug any cables? Basically I want to have a constant cable setup for my headphones and speakers without needing to unplug anything.