Hi, so this is my question:
I have a recently aquired a FiiO E17, I originaly connected this device to my pc via USB, i encountered HORRIBLE popping noises (imagine lisening to a beautiful serene song while being kicked in the balls)
Had abit of a panic considered RMA'ing the thing, then i tried it on a freinds pc with zero problems! turns out my motherboard is crap/ or some combination of devices/drivers are interupting the usb data stream.
so blah blah i have just recieved my optical cable i ordered so i didnt have to use such a flawed interface (and get the full 192k from my DAC/AMP) and now the part of my block of text which is the actual question, should i plug this optical cable directly into my motherboards SPDIF or into my Xonar DX audio card which i use for my 5.1!
I am unsure which way will give me the truest audio, I appreciate the help! I am new to high(er) end audio but my new k701's have sure got me into it :)