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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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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?

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?

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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
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Yeah I disabled on-board 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.

Chances are the sound quality will be the same, between the motherboard's and the Xonar DX's, S/PDIF optical connection.

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thanks mate

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