So, with my current budget I'm going to have to settle for the E10 with my new set of K702's.
I was wondering if it would make any difference if the E10 was getting it's input directly from a receiver, rather than, say, an iPod or similar device?
I have absolutely no clue how sound is transferred from one component to the next and how much the sound is amplified. Should I even bother with the receiver and go directly into the E10 from an iPod or my PC?
Also, my sound card is of higher quality and was wondering if it would provide enough to power the 702's by itself. I am going to assume that it probably doesn't, but just wanted to ask to be sure. The sound card is a SupremeFX X-Fi. Came with my Rampage II Extreme motherboard, but is not an onboard sound card. It's another physical card by itself.
Would the sound coming out the the receiver (being slightly amplified itself) also then be additionally amplified by the E10? Or does it even work that way. To some of you that might sound like an idiotic question, but I'm just starting to get into all of this and you guys seem very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks.