I recently purchased sony zx700s with head-fi's great advice. I'm building a rig and i need help on picking which sound card to get.
I probably won't be using this with speakers, since there are other people in my house. But if you guys happen to know about any cheap 2.1/5.1 or even 7.1 sound systems, please let me know.
The motherboard i'm getting only has PCIe x1 slots, with no regular PCI slots. I was wondering what sound card you suggest I use for my Sony Zx700. I will be mostly gaming (with some FPS games, so positional audio is key), listening to music and watching movies. I did a search, and the results said to get a Xonar DG for my headphones, but they are not compatible with my motherboard. I know that the DGX is apparently the same, but it seems to be getting very mediocre reviews on retailer websites, like newegg.
My budget is around 50 dollars, but if it's worth it, I wouldn't mind dishing out 50 more. I will greatly appreciate it if you could please tell me the best sound cards for low impedance headphones like mines at each price point ($20,$50,$100).