I have decided on getting the Audio Technica ATH-M50s, and now I have to decide on an amp. I want the amp to have a built in DAC, since I am still using my motherboards built in sound. I like the idea of the FiiO E7, but I have heard that its non-DAC counterpart, the E11 has superior performance. So now I am stuck, do I get the superior amp performance of the E11, but have to use the built in sound of my motherboard? Or do I go with the E7, sacrificing amp capabilities to also have a built in DAC? Any other portable amp/DAC suggestions would be appreciated too. I have a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H motherboard by the way.
EDIT: Another option would be to buy a cheap sound card that would be a better DAC than the E7 and get the E11, any suggestions there?
Edited by EvanW - 8/12/12 at 10:37pm