Recently purchased new headphones (M50s) and ended up wondering on just how much of an improvement I could get by using an amp. So I went, tried out and purchased the Fiio E11 over the weekend and it was awesome.
However as I was aware of, the Fiio E11 cannot be used while charging meaning it's use with my desktop is somewhat limited at best. However, going up to the E17 which has a comparable amp would overlap (DAC-wise) with my existing sound card (albeit somewhat older now). Also the shop I bought at allows exchanges ( the store owner actually recommended that I go ahead with the E11 and if I changed my mind - to exchange it for the E17 - awesome shop, awesome owner)
Thus the main question!
Is the DAC portion of the E17 > a Creative X-Fi sound card? Exact model is the xtrememusic one if you want to be specific, but I'm fine if you have something similar to compare against.