Sennheiser HD 650 seeks matching DAC/AMP for external sound for PC


Oct 24, 2013
I got a pair of HD 650 cans and need a matching quality DAC/AMP for them. They are 300 Ohms of nominal impedance and can take 500mW @ 300 Ohms, so they need quite the "horsepower" to reach their potential. They also got jack in both 1/4 and 1/8 inch so no problem with only big jack plugs fx.

Basically(if I understood hrs of googling sound people fora correctly) an external sound card to get shielding from all the workstation noise.

I thought choices like..
- Audiotrak Prodigy Cube
- iBasso D7
..were good enough but I am stuck with too weak amps there.

So budget went up from $150 to $350 and now I hit choices I know very little about, cause noone I know of, has em,
- JD Labs ODAC + O2 combo, $300 w.ship
- Schiit combo of Modi(DAC) and Asgard 2 (amp), $350 isch
- Yulong D100, $350 isch

Any got any experience with these and great headphones?

Any other suggestions gladly accepted, though Asus Essence is out of my range, unless there is a 40+ % sale or so.

Edit: Added links.
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