Hello. I'm looking for a DAC and an amp to run a 2.1 system as well as a pair of headphones at my desk for everyday use. I needed to replace the old receiver that I'm currently using as an amp, and I figured it's about time I added a DAC to my setup as well. I currently have a pair of KEF Q100 bookshelf speakers, but I'm looking to eventually upgrade and add a subwoofer. I currently use ATH-M50x headphones, but again, I'll probably upgrade in the future.
I have a budget of around $500, but that's negotiable. I would like to use this equipment for quite a while so if it's a decision between saving a little bit of money now and having to upgrade later, or increasing my budget, I'll choose the latter. So do you guys have and good recommendations for an amp and a DAC for my needs? Thanks!