I'm gonna try to get myself a good gaming setup.
Clip-on mic is not an option, as I find them lacking in quality, convenience and sound levels. So I'm looking for a headset with a "boom" mic, and I'm currently leaning towards the Beyerdynamic MMX 300.
I use a Fiio E7 as dac/amp.
However, the mic input on my mainboard recently broke, so I'm now in need of a new sound card aswell, preferably external.
When i'm getting a new sound card anyway, I'm thinking maybe it would be nice to get a sound card that can emulate surround in stereo headphones, i.e. maybe the Creative X-Fi http://sg.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=17751.
However, from what I read the MMX300 are borderlining on needing an amp to get good bass, and I guess there's no way of using the E7 as an amp-only for the X-Fi, so how do I go about this? I also have a Fiio E5 amp, would this suffice as a post-amp for the X-Fi?
Any affordable 5.1 DAC/Amp with mic input out there?
Or should I search for a complete USB headset with "integrated" dac/amp instead?
I'm a little lost on what to go for here :)