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i'm looking for a amp and dac for the pc to increase its audio capacity. i have a pair of ath m50x and i will be getting the hd 600 or 650 and them sennheiser game zero's. i want to be able to get the most out of them 300 and 600 ohm headphones. any help is welcome
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O2 amp and dac.
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i see, what is that 02 amp and dac like in relation to others in the market.
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You can't ask questions about what you don't even know you don't know.
After Googling and reading you learn what it is that you don't know, and then you can ask about it.


Your question is like asking ""What is the best color?" - that depends on a lot of different things.

DAC/Amps have vastly differing performance, features, sounds and prices. You need to do some Googling and reading about them.
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i see, what is that 02 amp and dac like in relation to others in the market.
Depends what you're comparing it to. In its price range, as far as I know it is generally rated much higher. Look up some reviews and you'll get a ton of information about the O2 dac/amp combo. Personally I prefer the JDS labs version, but I think the main difference is the shell.
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You could go inexpensive-but-good-value and get a FiiO D03K DAC and a FiiO A3/E11K amplifier. I use them for my speakers and it seems to work well enough.

A3/E11k Amp

D03K DAC
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ive been looking at the schiit stack and thats not much more expensive the the 02 dac and amp while the schiit stack is not a combo unit but separate whole units. what is the 02 like against that
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ive been looking at the schiit stack and thats not much more expensive the the 02 dac and amp while the schiit stack is not a combo unit but separate whole units. what is the 02 like against that

Here's a short comparison between the two setups.

Link

Basically get which ever is cheaper. The Schiit obviously looks better and has I believe a 5 year warranty on parts. Having owned both myself, I prefer Schiit over the O2. They're both so close that either choice you make you'll be happy with your purchase.
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Have a look at the Grace 9XX on Massdrop.
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My to go to dac/amp:
https://www.amazon.com/Musical-Fidelity-V90-HPA-Headphone-Amp/dp/B00F4MX98Y
(dac could have been better but amp is really really good and dac can be upgraded in the future)

Sound better then Modi/Magni combo IMO.
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