I've got an Asus Xonar D2X on order which should hopefully be arriving soon and will be just using my Beyer DT770 Pro's through it for the time being. The issue I have is that there is no front panel connection for the D2X so I'll be forever having to be pulling out the PC from the cabinet to plug/unplug the headphones in whenever I want to use them. I've also got the Logitech X-230 2.1 speakers which have a headphone socket located in one of the speakers.
1) I was wondering, if I simply plug the X-230 speakers into the D2X and then run the headphones through the socket on the X-230 speaker - effectively daisy chaining the connection - am I likely to have any loss of signal quality by running the headphones through the speaker?
2) Would the headphones end up being run through the X-230 amp instead of the D2X? (forgive my ignorance on the audio science behind it, I'm currently assuming there might be a possibilty it will work like a portable amp for an iPod, like an E11 etc and bypass the internal amp (in my case the D2X) which I DONT want to happen as I want the improved quality of the D2X. All I want is for the X-230 to act as a headphone extension cable with no loss of quality.
Ta in advance!
Edited by JonnyN - 11/5/12 at 6:37am