so this is one of my setups that I want to upgrade, not budget but not really audiophile either:
Foobar2k ---> ASIO output ---> motherboard's 3.5mm out on back ---> male to male 3.5 ---> FiiO E17 ---> stock D600 cable ---> Denon AH-D600
-My next upgrade is cables
-After that I'll buy an amp and use the e17 as a dac
So as part of my cable upgrade, I want to replace
motherboard's 3.5mm out on back ---> male to male 3.5 ---> FiiO E17
motherboard's optical out ---> FiiO E17.
from what I've read this will bypass this and that, let me use 24bit 192K, blah blah blah ---> stuff sounds better.
however, I want a hi-fi cable, some silver or something.
DIY is not an option, I have no idea what I'm doing.
currently looking at the offerings of ALO audio, but I don't know what to look for. I also saw some nice USB cables that maybe I should use? help pls.
TL;DL: (or if you read the above read this too)
-I need a hi-fi optical cable. tell me pls.
-if there is something better I should use instead of optical like USB or S/PDIF, tell me pls.
-if I would benefit more by upgrading something else, tell me pls.
-it's really not that long you should read it .-.
thanks for any help in advance guys, I appreciate you all and the work you do here.