I'm planning to buy a new hi-fi system. My current setup is a crap :/. I have Shure SRH840 Headphone, Klipsch S4 and Sennheiser CX500mkII earbuds. I'm using Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip 2012 (with Rockbox) and Samsung Galaxy Nexus (with Poweramp) as portable source. I also have Creative X-Fi 5.1 USB sound card.
My main sound card is Asus Xonar D2x. I use that card with foobar2000 (asio). My music archive is generally flac. I also have Logitech x530 but not good for music.
I also have a vinyl player and will listen vinyls too.
I like to listening rock music, and sometimes jazz, classical.
So here is my question: I'm planning to build a hi-fi system but, I still unsure what should I build. Here is alternatives:
1) Xonar d2x -> hi-fi speaker (that one is probably the cheapest one but what about sound quality?)
2) Xonar d2x -> amplifier -> hi-fi speaker (should I add an amplifier?)
3) CD Player (or is there flac player?) -> amplifier -> hi-fi speaker
Since I will listen vinlys I think second option is what I need but I couldn't find and reviews d2x with amplifier -> hi-fi speaker.
My friend is selling his amplifier ( Marantz PM6010) with speakers (I do not know them but he said that they are not good enough). Should I buy this and add speakers?
Thanks in advice,