Amplifier/DAC/Sound Card Recommendations

I'm finally getting into the audiophile craze having joined the HD 6XX drop, but I'm not sure what I need for them given their 300 ohm impedance. Should I get an amplifier and DAC? Just an amplifier? Soundcard? Please help me make the right choice.
I'll be using them with my computer that has a crappy Intel motherboard (DH67CL). It has a bad USB bus or something because when I used USB headphones in the past, I could hear the signals from my mouse. What I'm left with is optical and standard 3.5mm jack.
Given that information, what recommendations are there for me for ways to get them set up? My budget is up to $120 since I don't have that much expendable cash and I want to use them when they arrive. Thanks for any help I receive!

Nov 10, 2016
Depends on what lacks most in Your setup. If headphones sound too quiet or tiny, You should start with AMP. If You miss detail You should look for a DAC.
HD600 has some kind of "hard to drive" badge but once You have any dedicated equipment it will be just fine. Even Fiio E10K or ASUS Xonar DX. On AMP side You can get SMSL sApII which is both powerful and cheap option.
And most important: You don't have to gamble, it's not like they're going to be unoperational without bying some companion device.
Nov 10, 2016
Thanks for the feedback. I just heard that they sound better with an amplifier. I'll see how it works with my setup once they come in.
Trending Posts in Audiophile
Jul 3, 2022
BUY XANAX 2MG ONLINE LEGALLY OVERNIGHT DELIVERY USA When a person BUY XANAX 2 MG online, the most prescribed method of intake of the drug is taking it through the mouth. The amount of prescribed dose of the drug depends on a number of factors like the person’s medical history, age, and response to treatment. The xanax dose may be gradually increased until the drug does not start showing its effects. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if the intake of the drug is stopped suddenly or abruptly. To prevent withdrawal symptoms from occurring, the prescribed dose may be gradually increased as mentioned earlier. The drug may cause the person to develop abnormal drug-seeking behavior and this may increase if the person has been addicted to drugs or alcohol in the past. BUY NOW CLICK HERE What happens if I miss a dose? In case a person misses a dose of XANAX 2 MG the person should take the dose as soon as he remembers about it. However, if the time to take the next dose is nearby, the missed...
Jul 3, 2022
You only live once.
Let your ears fly!!! Vuela Vuela.
Jul 3, 2022
Swedish shipping
Has any one whos swedish ordered from here ? Does it come with dhl or post nord ? Thanks in advance
Jul 2, 2022
An upgrade to my Little Dot MKII
I made the decision to upgrade my modest Little Dot MKII Tube Amplifier this past week and it just got here yesterday. This is a used piece of gear, it's the first generation Woo Audio WA6. I wanted to go with Silver as it would match my Solid State Burson Conductor 3 Performance Headphone Amp/DAC/Pre-Amp, as well as the Schiit Lokius I also picked up recently. I wound up with Black; it was in the best condition of those I saw available, it was priced better and it came from an audio dealership with a brick & mortar store which displayed a working telephone number and an A+ rating with the BBB so I knew that I was probably safe in dealing with the gentleman. The Lokius is brand new. What I've learned is that I am going to have to do some figuring out how to deal with all of this new stuff, including how to get it all onto my 6 foot desk along with my lamp and modem. Apparently the Lokius has to be connected between Amp and DAC, so it would fit in between...
Jun 30, 2022
Need help for THX AAA One
Gonna get THX XXX One, may I know where can get Dc30v/0.4A UK plug or other alternative way to support this unit? Thanks.
Jun 25, 2022
tise are good
Jun 22, 2022