My main use is playing MP3/FLAC from my PC and my chain looks like this:
M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 Sound Card --> WooAudio WA 6 w/ Mullard GZ34 --> Audez'e LCD-2 w/ Q-Audio Cable
I'm thinking that a DAC would be the next purchase that would make sense in this setup, but there are so many to choose from and I'm not entirely sure what having a DAC will help me achieve in terms of sound quality. How noticeable is the difference? I would probably be looking for optical in to the DAC in order to bypass any coloring the soundcard may be doing and getting to the DAC bit perfect; correct?
My other option could be a cheaper pair of headphones to complement the LCD-2's. I love the sound of the LCD-2's, but I wouldn't mind some variety in my setup, if you guys could suggest something worth trying.
Thanks so much!