I'd rather have something bigger and a bit more stable than that. It's gotta look like a complicated and nerdy piece of machinery, otherwise I'm not interested.
Also, it appears my TC electronic Impact Twin is a very nice high quality firewire ADC / DAC (I really didn't know what it was), that also functions as a headphone amp and monitor controller (although with a very high 80 ohm headphone output). I've only used as an external soundcard when producing music on my computer, but there's some guys who use it as a preamp or DAC in their home stereo setup.
This might be a dumb question, but would there be any use to include the DAC in the gaming setup?
I'm thinking: Xbox -> MixAmp -> TC DAC -> NAD integrated stereo headphone amp -> headphones
Alternatively, I'll just skip the NAD in the chain as the DAC already has headphone outputs. Or I'll just skip the DAC altogether, lol.