Jun 29, 2018112 views

Need a Dac/Amp system

Hello there,
First off - I am a audiophile noob, so if you can please use simpler reasoning and terms so i can follow.
Now, I currently have the Bose Companion 2 Speakers and bought the Massdrop 6XX headphones. I havent started using them because when i plugged them into my computer, they didn't seem to sound right. After reading online, I saw that everyone recommends getting a Amp and DAC.
I have been so confused and overwhelmed by the options I have out here. My budget is around $400 CAD. I want something that I can connect both my speakers and my headphones too. I am looking into the CLH + SDAC currently available on massdrop.
Massdrop has a lot of options for Amp/DAC options but im unsure of ones that will allow me to use both my devices. I am not an enthusiast but more so someone who enjoys great sound.

Any help would be super appreciated!
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As mentioned earlier, the Fulla 2 is your one stop shop. It will run your cans and act as a nice preamp to your Bose.
If you primarily listen to EDM, I think Jotunheim is a good choice. It also pairs nicely with HD650 and even better though 4-pin XLR. Jotunheim has basically become my end game amp for EDM for me.
Maybe you’ve already considered this, but you might be better served to split the two and get the DAC first followed by the amp later. That’s how I got into the audiophile world and it allowed me to upgrade easier. You definitely need both for the 6xx cans but I consider a good DAC to be more important. I have bad tinnitus though so I don’t tolerate high volumes well.