Originally Posted by rezel
Well your request is multi-faceted so it wouldn't fit in any one sub-forum.
Anyway, if you're purchasing a DAC, you won't be needing a soundcard as they are the same thing.
For primarily EDM music listening, I'd recommend this setup.
Headphones: Ultrasone Pro 900 ~ $370
Amp: Schiit Magni ~ $100
DAC: Schiit Modi ~ $100
Oh and don't worry about special cables anytime soon.
Infinite x Agreed on what he said
but its completely up to the user.. for me I like being able to control my sound (sound card) using X-Fi and get surround sound by CMSS-3D
and not too sure on eQualizer settings for DAC, but being able to set up my personal equalizer setting.
I play AVA and a lot of competitive players use eQualizer settings to make footsteps louder and other noises quieter
I mean its an opinion, and what he said about Q701s are right but when I tried my friend's K701's they werent that bad
well at least they were better than my PC350s with Titanium Fatal1ty combo...
so assuming and putting things together:
- Most Quality Sounds (Music, Movies)
Headphones > Amp > DAC
- Balanced or being able to manipulate your sound (Game, Music, Movies)
Headphones > Amp > Soundcard
Edited by euterpe - 12/24/12 at 6:27pm
Edit: I read more reviews and If you are going towards DAC... then do the Schiit Stack (Magni and Modi)
If not and want to go toward sound card.... Schiit Magni Amp and Titanium HD
Headphones are user's own choice, but my opinion on Q701 is firm. Lust's thread on headphones actually made me feel
confident on getting Q701s