Looking around, there seems to quite a few companies popping up with various medium to high end add ons for your PC. We all know the quest of purer sound is usually a case of diminishing returns. There seems to be many ways of approaching this. Also many products of questionable value, just wondering how everyone has gone about their systems? Where have they put their money so to speak.
Some say ultra high end motherboards with I7 processors help the sound. Then you look on some high end website, cough,
Cough, read the spec and wonder where £1700 goes.
Do SSD's sound better than HDD's? Do fancy Sata/USB cables make any difference?
EQ's aside, does one software sound better than another?
Assuming decent variables (amp, speakers, dacs, source etc What would the best and cleaneast way to get a digital signal out? Spdif from a sound card? USB? USB via one of those £200 PCIE cleaner cards? etc...
What about getting the best analogue out? Assuming you're stuck with that for whatever reason. Enclosing the sound card within its own space a good idea?
What is the best all in one solution? Films, Music, Games. Do you have seperate outputs for different things?
I appreciate this largely comes down to your/my idea of budget, but I've left that open to both ends. Obviously if you want to talk about your £20 Asus sound card being great it'll probably fall on deaf ears, but everyone like something cheap but usefull, or a cheaper alternative to something else. On the other hand if you've stumped up the money for something expensive recently and notice a worthy difference, tell us...