Originally Posted by Subrising
Okay then I have to decide between the Xonar DGX or DX/DSX + Amp.
Xonar DGX = $42
Xonar DX + Fiio E11 = $84 + $60 = $144
Xonar DSX + Fiio E11 = $52 + $60 = $112
Do you think the price differences between them would be worth it? Unsure if there are any other amps that would be worth my time looking at than the Fiio E11. I am also looking at a DAC like the Fiio D3 but I think a sound card may be better as I play games and watch movies also.
Go with a Fiio E11 combo. It's a damn good amp, especially for your bassy preference.
Build Quality: ●●●●◎ (Unique design with a plus of replaceable battery)
Power: ●●●●● (Plenty for most)
Output Impedance: ●●●●● (0.15 Ω)
Portability: ●●●◎○ (Smaller than most full size)
Speed: ●●●●● (Good in attack)
Transparency: ●●●●◎ (Good in rendering depth and layer)
Soundstage: ●●●●○ (Decent)
Coloration / Neutrality: ●●●●◎ (Mostly neutral with slightly more bass body)
EMI: ●●●●○（Slightly susceptible, annoying but acceptable）
Hissing: ●●●◎○ (Slightly hissy)"
Also you might consider the Fiio E7, E07k, or E17, as they are both a DAC and Amp in one. I have been recommended most strongly the E07k, and of the 3 it is the median priced one at $89 I think, and should be all you need to power your headphones... but then again the E11 is built for bass... your call mate :)
Edited by ZokharaFi - 11/29/13 at 10:08pm
Hope I helped, Best regards,
EDIT: If you're mainly a computer user you really ought to go with a sound card, it would be a lot cheaper way to go than a portable DAC.