Question about connecting my current hardware to something new.
Hey all. I'm currently running my new HD 6xx headphones and my AT2020 XLR mic through a Presonus Audiobox 96 USB DAC, which connects to my computer via USB. The Audiobox does not have NEARLY enough power to actually push these headphones. I'm wondering if a should purchase an amp and run the headphones through it, then run the amp to the Audiobox or if I should just purchase an entirely new audio interface to run the mic and headphones through. Keep in mind, the Audiobox was less than $100 brand new.
I'm still pretty new to the Audio community, so my knowledge is pretty limited. I've looked for interfaces that support XLR mics and can handle headphones with 300 ohm resistance, but I don't see anything within a "reasonable" (sub $300(yes, I know. I'm a poor 25 year old.)) range.
What are your suggestions? Thanks in advance for your responses!
EDIT: Am I even approaching this from the right angle? I'm more than willing to wait and save money to buy something a little more expensive, but I definitely don't need something that's really high end.