Hey all, I'm a little newer in the Audio scene so I have been reading up and looking into a decent audio set up for my computer. Thank you for all the help and input! :)
TLDR; What is the best amp/dac for Sennheiser Game One headsets. I'm into gaming (FPS) as well as looking for good quality for music. I prefer to keep it in the $100-$300 range, and I am looking at alternatives to the Sennheiser GSX 1000. I would like to be able to hook up 5.1 speakers as well, but I understand if it is not possible. The one other concern I had is; would there be any complications hooking up the dac/amp and audio interface for a microphone at the same time? (I think they're different connections, but I'm not positive.)
My Intentions - I used to be into making YouTube videos, and would like to rejoin that scene as well as get into streaming on Twitch. In order to do that, I would like the best set up for my viewers (microphone/interface), as well as a quality audio set up for competitive gameplay.
I will use them primarily for FPS gaming. I like being able to hear where my enemies are without seeing them. The biggest games being PUBG, and Overwatch for now. I will also listen to music as well, but that isn't quite as important.
Microphone - (Don't have one, but looking at the Shure SM7B, as well as an Audio Technica.)
Audio Interface - (Don't have one, but looking at the Focusrite Scarlett 2.2)
Amp/DAC - Looking for suggestions or any better options. I am currently looking at the Sennheiser GSX 1000; Little Dot MKII (Recommended by a friend, but I don't know if I really want to step into the realm of tubes); Grace Design M900 (Just a bit higher than I want to go)
My current equipment/software -
Headset 1 - Sennheiser Game One (Open back; wired)
Headset 2 - Astro A50 (Wireless, currently running through Optical)
Speakers - 5.1 Logitech Speakers
Motherboard - Gigabyte Aorus z270x Gaming 8
Recording Software - OBS