Hello! well im going for my next step, 3 months ago i acquired my lovely ATH A900X i love them and now i want to correctly connect them to my pc, first i thought of buying a new sound card specifically the Xonar Essence STX but i realized that i cant change my laptop sound card, so now im going for an external DAC/AMP, first of all is this a right choice for my next step? buying and using a DAC/AMP? i listen to all my music in this laptop and i will use this for my A900 X and for a pair of rokit 5, if this is the right step which should i buy? i have a top budget of 200$ and the impedance of the A900 X is 42 ohms and for the input of the rokit is 10 k ohms balance.
so this are some options that i have read around, please help me choosing or recommending another one and why should it be the best.
Hifiman ef 2 a
Please help!! thank you so much.
P.D: i dont need it to be portable.