Originally Posted by D126
Wait - so would a Xonar DX + Schiit Magni give me better sound quality than an STX or is the 10 ohm vs 1 ohm trivial? If costs were not an issue would you go with the better DAC on the STX or the better ohm of the DX + Magni?
Also noob question - how would I use the headphone amp with my soundcard? I see the Red and White on the back of the Magni along with the Headphone Jack in front. Would I plug my Green Headphone Line into the Headphone Jack on the Magni and put my Pink Mic Line directly into my soundcard? How would I link the Red and White Jacks with my sound card?
Technically, any headphone under 80-Ohms might not perform their best with the STX, but I use 50-Ohm headphones with the STX and they sound fine.
Down the line you might pick up a pair of Denon AH-D2000, which are only 25-Ohm, I would assume they would work better with the Magni.
As the Magni is external, it would not be affect by any "electrical noise" inside the computer case.
You can easily take the Magni and use it anywhere there is an electrical outlet.
To connect the Xonar DX to the Magni, you would need a 3.5mm stereo (mini-jack) to RCA (red/white) cable.
The 3.5mm would plug into the DX's green jack. and the RCA end into the Magni's RCA inputs.
And you would plug the mic into the DX's line-in/mic-in jack (guess it's pink?).