I own a audio technica ath-ck7, A700, bought a eph-100 few months ago
and made a purchase on he-400, which will be in my hands in a few days.
So far I haven't got an amp yet. But I was thinking about O2 or schiit asgard.
I'll be sourcing from my desktop, through xfi titanium card. Not the HD version.
It has 3.5mm 7.1 output formats, and some spdif outputs, I'm guessing toslink.
Trouble is, I know asgard has rca inputs only, my soundcard doesn't have rca output. Only headphone 3.5 out and toslink, I think.
What are my options to connect Asgard to my soundcard? Which route is preferred and is there difference in sound quality?
My guesses are
- 3.5mm to rca to Asgard
-or toslink to some 13 dolor toslink/analogconverter -> rca cables to Asgard
If I got the toslink route, would I be able to use all the features from the soundcard?
btw, I saw a great deal on asgard/bifrost combo on craigslist, but the person isn't replying... I live in Long Island NY, I'm guessing his house got flooded from Sandy or he's just ignoring me...
I'm still just looking around to see what amp I should get, but there is just so much info and can't really decide on which one to get.
So far I've read that people use fiio products, m stage, lovely cube, and like bunch bunch of others like audioengine d1, o2.
Any recommendations would be nice.
Do you think I should just go with either o2 or Asgard?
Edited by despine - 11/22/12 at 1:20pm