i bought the m50 a week ago, but since my source is a PC with an on-board audio card,
i need an amp\dac combo, under 110$.
i listen mostly to rock and funk.
If your ok with adding an internal sound card, get the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, retail box), $74.99.
i don't need a portable dac\amp, it will only be used on a PC.
as for the soundcard, someone here told me that for music needs a dac\amp is better than a soundcard.
is it really true? because i don't have a problem of adding a soundcard. did you mean to add a sound card
AND an amp\dac, or just soundcard?
I don't need a portable dac\amp, it will only be used on a PC.
as for the sound card, someone here told me that for music needs a DAC\amp is better than a sound card.
is it really true? because i don't have a problem of adding a sound card. did you mean to add a sound card
AND an amp\dac, or just sound card?
I like sound cards because they offer more features (headphone surround sound) then a external USB - DAC - amp.
As 99% of music is 2-channel stereo audio, an external DAC/Amp does the job.
Also with external your not going get electrical noise from inside the computer case effect the audio.
You can spend $75 for the SB-Z sound card or $75 for the FiiO E10 USB-DAC-amp.
Or just spend $27 for an Asus Xonar DG sound card, which should sound roughly as good as the E10, for headphones like the ATH-M50s.