I currently have a pair of AKG K702 headphones. I am powering them with a Fiio E7/E9 DAC/amp combo. The headphones are used exclusively with my PC for music, video games and movies.
I am looking for an upgrade to the DAC and amp to better power the headphones. I have a budget of approximately $500 - with $200 of those coming from Amazon gift cards.
I've searched the forums for some advice and seen a lot of different suggestions. I have some specific questions about the following items:
- Do I need a DAC with my computer? I currently have on-board sound. Could something like the ASUS Xonar Sound card replace my DAC? Otherwise, is there a good DAC that I can purchase to replace my E7?
- What is a good amp in this price range to power the headphones?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Edited by ArcaneSojourner - 9/12/12 at 6:55pm