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Hi guys


Im sorta new here, but looking to get a new set of cans - JVC RX700 or Audio Technica's AD700.


But at the same time, i will need to upgrade my onboard sound card. I am running an ok motherboard Gigabyte X58-UD3R with decent onboard.


I am looking at the Xonar D2X or Essence STX for gaming/music/movie on my PC, and was wondering what other options do I have..?  Do i need to get a dedicated sound card or can I go for a DAC/Amp route like FIIO E5 ? Would prefer budget around $150-200 brand new or second hand.


Please let me know what options I have


PS: I also have a set of Logitech Z5500 speakers at home if that helps.