Originally Posted by HDSingularity
Thank you for your time, just pulled the trigger on the DT990. Now for the amp, would a Fiio e17 equivalent to a Essence STX since I can get them both for around 150$?
Yes, get the E17, In the long run of things you will enjoy it more! A sound card is nice but, when you are away from your computer it's useless. Where as the E17 works with most ANY pc any where, and it also works with any Portable Music Player you might get,
also sorry about your wallet <3., you have been warned :D
That said, welcome to Head Fi xD.
Still the E17 would be a great option for that price, HOWEVER if you play Pc games the e17 will not work with "surround sound" or other DSP effects. it works with Eq though. Still I PC game like a maniac but mostly MMO's so my External Dac and amp work great for me.
But for PURE music enjoyment the E17 is your best bet :D