I don't have a huge budget, but am looking to upgrade the sound output of my DAW. At present, I have the sound coming out of my EMU 404 sound card going into my Sennheiser 280 headphones. I have a cheap tiny surround sound system hooked up to the other sound card in my system.
I also have a small mixer that I use to change inputs into m y EMU sound card.
I was thinking of purchasing a small amp, and have the output of the EMU sound card go through the amp, into the mixer, then have a good set of monitors hooked up to the mixer, so that if I wanted to I couuld use the monitors or plug in my headphones to the mixer.
What do you all think and use? Do you have any recommendations regarding small amps and speakers? I don't want to break the bank, but would really like to hear sound in the room, rather than just use my headphones at times. Thanks so much in advance for your help!