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Inexpensive sound card for PCI/PCI-Ex1/PCI-Ex16 (or USB) to improve audio for lossless audio playback on Win 7

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Am not a gamer but mostly have lossless music on a Windows 7 desktop pc with the above slot types that I want to get something better than the builtin audio. It's an HP Pavilion pc about 7 years old.  Have to get under $100 card or USB Dac.  Will connect output to powered Swan D1010IV speakers.

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Am not a gamer but mostly have lossless music on a Windows 7 desktop pc with the above slot types that I want to get something better than the builtin audio. It's an HP Pavilion pc about 7 years old.  Have to get under $100 card or USB Dac.  Will connect output to powered Swan D1010IV speakers.


If it's just for speakers and not headphones.

Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card, used $60.

or

Hifiman Sabre U2 USB DAC, $57+shipping.

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Excellent!  Like what I read on the USB Dac.  Can I connect a 3.5mm cable to my powered Swans from the HiFiMe Sabre Dac?

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Excellent!  Like what I read on the USB Dac.  Can I connect a 3.5mm cable to my powered Swans from the HiFiMe Sabre Dac?


I believe the analog audio output on the Sabre is a 3.5mm 1/8" stereo mini-jack.

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