First off, I've used the forum in the past and you guys have been an invaluable source of information in helping me get the setup I already have, thank you! Now I need an upgrade.
Went from X-Fi Forte 7.1 to Xonar DG back to the X-Fi, now need an upgrade, and I'm sick of dealing with the crackling issue (my 2nd Forte).
Need to drive an ATH-AD900.
It needs to sound great in games (mostly FPS) and needs to be LOUD. Love the Forte because it's loud and has a decent bass boost.
Would prefer under $100 but can spend up to $200 if it's worth it. Keep the DG and buy a different amp? Buy a USB DAC? Asus vs. Claro? Not sure the best way to go.
Note: I have no interest and probably never will change OPAMP's unless this is the best way and I only have to do it once.
(Currently looking at Xonar STX w/ Uni drivers as possible best option)
Thank you kindly in advance for your help!