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Which DAC/Headphone amp or All in one Setup will make the Job best for my computer desktop? (4 Setups to choose)


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Mar 29, 2023
Hello all,

this is my first thread here and i first want do say a warm hello!

I registered here an hope to become a few Tips for my project.

At my desktop PC i have a good diy Bookshelfe Speaker which i wanted to keep (like a elac dbr62 but a little better).
at the moment i drive them with an old school yamaha ax396. That is good so far. But the amp is staring with contact/volume Problems.
On this yamaha i have my aiaiai dj Headphone (32ohms).

So i wil replace this amp with a smaller Solution (no big amp on the desk anymore)

Big point for me
a) little bit of Bass Tuning, i´m a bass fan
b) "one action" Speaker to Headphone switch.
At the yamaha i only press speaker "off" and headphone is on (but HEadphone is connected all the time)> i dont want to plug/unplug the hp all the time

I have 3 Scenarios which i wanted do discuss

1. All in one Amp like the topping mx5 (bass adjustment via eq possible, HP/amp switch via Remote) DAC/HP amp/AM all included
2a. Dac/amp like ifi Zen Dac v2 (with bass boos funktion and preamp) and great headphone amp>via fixed RCS Line out to an amp like Fosi tb10d or DA9 (turn volume down for headphone use)
2b Dac/amp like ifi Zen Dac v2 (with bass boos funktion and preamp) and great headphone amp>via balanced out to Balance amp like DA9 (turn volume down for headphone use)
3. Dac like JDS Atom and HEadphone amp Drop aaa THX one (with pre amp) and a tb10d, bass eq via software

What do you think will sounds best?

Or is threre a better Solution? Thx for an advice


PS sorry for my bad english.. :)
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