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My portable player is a Fiio X3 Gen2. Very good player with a nice amp that can power my HD650s with ease. I mainly use my Mee Pinnacle P1 IEMs for travel.
For home I use an Intel Nuc running Ubuntu Studio with a Schiit Joutnheim plugged in via USB. Very happy with this setup. My HD650s are my main home cans, but I also use my Fostex TH-X00 for Motown and hip hop. The Schiit has endless power, even for the most demanding headphones, and the USB DAC is superb.
For my office I use an Oppo HA-2 SE plugged into a windows 10 laptop. The oppo is very nice, but a little under powered for demanding high ohm cans (over 300 ohm), so I paired the oppo with a Nobsound Ns-01e. The nobsound is a pretty amazing little (I mean tiny!) amp for $50 on Amazon when paired with a good DAC. It is extremely powerful, and adds some tube warmth which I enjoy on my AKG 7xx and SuperLux HD668B.