HELP !!, I am totally ignorant on this topic, however, I am highly motivated to be able to go to the next phase to enjoy music and neeed your help to understand the basics , I’ve just ordered the 6xx (looks like the next batch is going to be available in April/21 ???) , I am mostly using Mac laptops and iPhones, I understand that I need a DAC and an amplifier , I think I understand the role of the amplifier, but, what does the DAC unit does?.....I saw a few youtube recommendations to pair the 6XX with Schiit Modius and Magnius...can someone here that knows this stuff advice me what would be a good entry combo of a DAC and amplifier for the 6XX ?.....or , point me where I could read and learn ??? Thanks ..

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ChrisPDX
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Mar 13, 2021
I have no idea whether you posted this earlier today or years and years ago, because evidently it is just too technically difficult for @Drop to include the date on a post like this. Shocking how many obvious little things that are standard on every other advanced website are simply overlooked on here. If this is still a relevant question, let me know and I'll try to help explain it to you.
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ChrisPDX
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Apr 14, 2021
I mostly use the HD6XX headphones, but their bulk and open-back design makes them useless in public places. When I'm traveling, I use this cheap but highly regarded pair of IEMs and either the iFi iDSD Nano Black Label or this sweet little DAC/amp combo with the Anker right-angle Lightning cable (mentioned in that link) for simultaneous charging.
EricRG
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Apr 16, 2021
Looks like you and I have similar needs, thanks again, I am ordering the iFI hoop-DAC and may order this little portable too later , it is really nice to see that you can learn so much from people like you willing to share their experiences. Have a great weekend... Eric