Yeah good point - I'd rather be spending money on a good set of cans rather than a sound card that might pick up noise from the motherboard and provide software to make gaming better. I don't game THAT intensely, I've hit a stage of life where I can muck around and enjoy it rather than play seriously all the time. :P
Ahhh.. you're dangling the carrot with the DT880s/990s. I noticed the E10 DAC/amp came with a bass boost feature, I think that in conjunction with the 900X's will be fine. I'm already WELL over my budget as it is...
They look good, but they're out of my price range. As I said, I'm stretching as it is. Do you know any other speakers around the $50 range instead then?
For Aussies? I'm really struggling to find some. The 900Xs are $215 (with free shipping) at DWIDigitalCameras, the other parts will probably just come from Amazon, I guess.