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?
sound card and external dac
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.