Originally Posted by techen
I was also taking a look at the Creative Sound Blaster ZxR. Its just inside my price range.
If you will to spend that kind of cash for audio quality (DAC & Amp).
Get the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/Amp, $255+ shipping (but no sales tax, ships from Hong Kong).
I've beem using the 15.32 for three weeks and I'm replacing my Essence STX with the 15.32.
15.32 comes with dual (WM8741) DAC chips and a headphone amplifier that has no problem driving 600-Ohm headphones.
and the 15.32's headphone output impedance is only 2-Ohm :), where as the ZxR and STX's is 10-Ohm (which is still decent).
The 15.32 is not limited to being used with a Win PC, it comes with USB and S/PDIF (optical & coaxial) inputs.