I'm caught in the unpleasant position of not knowing which dac+amp to get. I love the fact that the Creative card has 3 inputs and outputs, and have also heard that the SQ is up there with the Asus Xonar essence, but does that mean it is better than the e9+e7 in sound quality?Also, does the X-FI card only need to be powered by usb and not be connected to a computer? because i was thinking of also using it with my usb wall adapter to power it without a computer, or use my tv's usb port.
What would be the best value too. i need every cent i can get to get me some good headphones to accompany my good amp. And output power is of no use to me, because i like more general purpose headphones to use with EVERYTHING, so high impedance or low sensitivity headphones are a no-go.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Gallade475 - 7/1/12 at 9:20pm