I've recently purchased a pair of Sennheiser HD 558s and I've found a slight hissing noise with the on-board audio (ALC892) on my MSI P67-GD55 mobo and it's a little annoying. I've read that for the 558s you need a good source and the on board audio probably doesn't quite cut it, so I'm looking to upgrade to a soundcard probably around the $80-100 range. My use will be 80% music and 20% gaming, and I listen to almost everything.
I don't THINK I need an amp because I have good eardrums and never blast my music, and even my onboard sound chip produces more than enough volume for me (the 558s are only 50ohms).
I'm currently looking at the Asus Xonar DX, but am just a little worried about the age of this card since its been out for a long time. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated!
Edited by Melkorbane - 8/11/12 at 12:02pm