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I think money would be more wisely spent buying better headphones, for what you would spend for the ST or STX or STX II. Like maybe the Soundmagic HP150 (closed) or HP200 (open) headphones.   For a good value for upgrading from the Xonar DG card. Asus Xonar DX sound card (used $40). FiiO A3 (E11K) headphone amplifier ($60).   The DX has a better DAC chip then the DG And the A3 can be used with more then just a computer (Mac or PC).   Edit, just realized...
 The Sony MDR-V6/MDR-7506 are decent headphones for the price, good for audio editing.But for an end-user looking for something to enjoy music or movies with, there are better options, like the Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) headphones.
 I doubt the computer or receiver has a 3.5mm (mini-toslink) digital port.All the computer's 3.5mm ports (mini stereo) jacks should be analog.If your computer has a S/PDIF optical (or coaxial) output, it can be connected to the S/PDIF input on the receiver.
 Did you disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS, when you installed the Asus Xonar DGX?Have you tried the Unified Xonar Drivers?http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/ Replace the Xonar DGX with an Xonar DX sound card (better DAC chip).Used Xonar DX's are selling on eBay for around $50. So install the DX card and plug the FiiO A3 into the sound card and headphones into the A3.
Have you tried maxing out System Sounds?
Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card (used $50-$60) and plug the E12 into the sound card (and headphones into E12). Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z sound card (used $60-$70), plug headphones straight into the Z's headphone jack.
 For audio editing, Sony MDR-V6 or MDR-7506 headphones will do the job and both sell for under $100.For FPS gaming, Audio Technica ATH-AD700(X) or Sennheiser HD558.
Where are you located?   Do you have the sale receipt and did you fax them a copy of it, to show when (and from whom) you bought the headphones?
One option. Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card (used $50-$60), comes with a nice CS4398 DAC chip. And a Bravo Ocean tube (hybrid) headphone amplifier ($120-$130)
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