I currently have an asus dx with a schiit gungnir incoming. Will it make any difference whether i connect the gungnir via toslink to my asus dx or my computer motherboard? Will sound be any worse or better?
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Hopefully you have disable the motherboard's on-board audio? in the BIOS.
Plug the Gungnir into the Zonar DX's optical port.
Do you have a headphone amplifier for plugging into the Gungnir?
Yeah I disabled onboard sound in BIOs and the gungnir will be hooked up to a schiit lyr until I could afford an upgrade. I was just wondering if it makes any difference in sound quality if i plug straight into motherboard or through the DX. I found out about "Razer Surround" that could replace surround sound by the Asus DX, so just seeing if I could possibly sell off the DX.
Edited by MoonSung - 12/4/13 at 11:35am
Chances are the sound quality will be the same, between the motherboard's and the Xonar DX's, S/PDIF optical connection.