Stepping up my audio setup, amp/dac or audio interface for my needs?

Geral

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Hello guys!

So i got some money now and i wanted to step up my audio setup but i have some questions about the conections.

First this are the things ill be getting:

2 JBL LSR305 (Link: http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/3-series/lsr305#.Wt3iScgvxhE)
Sennheiser HD 600 (Link: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/best-audio-headphones-high-end-stereo-hifi-hd-600)

So those are the ones ill definitely be getting. I might or might not get the subwoofer of the same line depending on how i feel the sound (JBL LSR310S http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/3-series-mkii/lsr310s#.Wt3lE8gvxhE).

Now im a little confuse on how to set up all of this together. First some things i hope to acomplish with my setup:


    ■ I want to be able to control the volume of both (the monitors and the headphones) with an easy to reach knob.
    ■ I want to be able to change the output (monitors/headphones) WITHOUT disconecting anything.
    ■ It would be nice to be able to make both outputs to sound AT THE SAME TIME. (Headphones and monitors)


I came up with some products i think will serve me in some aspects, but not in all the features i want, thats why i want your advice.

First i was looking to the schiit stack:

Schiit Modi 2 (Link: http://www.schiit.com/products/modi-2)
Schiit Magni 3 (Link: http://www.schiit.com/products/magni-3)

With this one i will be able to control the volume with an easy to reach knob, ill be able to change the output but only disconnecting the headphones, and i wont be able to make both outputs work at the same time.

The other option i thought was the Focusrite 2i2

Focusrite 2i2 (Link: https://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces/scarlett-2i2)

With this one i will be able to control the volume of each (headphones and monitors) individually, so essentially, i can "change" the output withouth disconecting anything (just turning the volume down) and i can make them both sound at the same time if needed. The problem with this is i dont think i can drive the HD 600 with this one, and if i add a headphone amp, im essentially loosing all the good features i want with this and just using it as a Modi 2. The other problem is i dont record music, so i dont see myself using the inputs, i might use a good mic but nothing else.

So what do you think guys?
Wich one i should use?
Is there something for my needs?
Is the focusrite 2i2 capable of driving the HD 600's?
Is there something in the schiit line to do what i want?
Anyother brands/stuff i should be looking for my needs?

Thank you all, and sorry for the long post
 

Geral

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I found this online:

The DacMagic Plus’ headphone amp worked well with all the headphones I used. As with many DAC/Pre units, when you plug in a headphone the DacMagic Plus mutes the balanced and unbalanced line outputs. While I would prefer the option of selecting whether the outputs were off or on while a headphone was plugged in, that isn’t an option.

So its essentially just like Schiit stack in terms of functionallity. I will be able to control the volume with an easy to reach knob, ill be able to change the output but only disconnecting the headphones, and i wont be able to make both outputs work at the same time.

It seems like a very good amp/dac, i think it can even upsample the source or something like that, but it doesnt really do what i want or solves any problem i would have with the schiit stack, although it probally is far better doing the same thing as the schiit stack.
 
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