Hello all. I'm looking to buy a mid budget amp ($150-250) for my AKG K702. The source is a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (non-HD version), and later a Creative Sound Blaster ZxR. I'm currently quite satisfied with my setup on its own, but would like something to extend the bass a bit, keep the highs in check, and expand the soundstage. Highs sound pretty good on my sound card without an amp, but I've been told that buying something recklessly can make the highs sound untamed. I'd also like the bass on here to sound "punchier", as people describe it.
The main purpose of my setup is gaming, so keeping positional audio intact is important. Music is the secondary function, although I've found that an audiophile gaming setup is also exceptional for music. I play some FPSes and adventure games, and listen to Jpop music and orchestral movie soundtracks.
I'm eyeing the Schiit Asgard 2, Matrix M-Stage, and objective2 amps. Any others I should be aware of at this point?