Topic: DAC/AMP for Babyface (first edition)
I just bought some Sennheiser HD650s to mix a 15 track disc more accurately.
I have a latest generation 16" Macbook connected to an RME Babyface (First Model).
I haven't got the headphones yet but from various reviews I've read it seems that the headphone output of my sound card is not powerful enough to drive 300 Ohm impedance headphones.
What I really need, which is why I bought the HD650s, is a neutral and qualitatively excellent listening experience.
Not having a treated studio available, I have to rely on quality headphone listening.
But I am totally confused about the choice between DAC or AMP.
At first I thought of amplifying the headphone output with an AMP (and I had oriented myself to the SCHIIT MAGNI 3+). Then I read that a DAC connected via USB can provide a better conversion giving me a more faithful audio signal. But I got totally confused.
What solution do you recommend for my Fireface?
I have a budget of 100/150€.
Thanks in advance!