I’ll try my luck here. I’ve been looking on and off for some time now but haven’t come up with a “proper” solution yet.
I have a Focusrite 2i2 Gen1 at home. It’s fine for recording guitars and my Kemper, but the Headphone output is lacking a bit. I’m using it as my primary Audio device for the PC.
Additionally, i have my Kemper Profiler with a seperate headphone output. That is much better. I can’t use that as a audio Device for the PC though.
So, what i’d want is a Headphone Amp (might be with DAC but doesn’t have to be) that can accept two inputs and has enough oomph to drive the 300Ohm HD600. The source can be either switchable or with seperate volume controlls and blendable. I don’t care too much.
I’m not looking into getting anything head-fi level of endgame. More in the simple and sub 100 bucks category. I’m not really a audiophile and don’t care for the last percent in optimal quality. Just a clean powerfull signal.
Also, the smaller and cheaper the box, the better.
I looked into some options (JDSLabs Atom, Schiit stuff etc.) but most Amps only offer one input and simple audio switchers that don’t degrade quality aren’t to easy to find or prohibitively expensive.
So, any tips?