I need some advice on what to buy if anything at all.
So I don't really have any experience in this field at all or much knowledge at all, but I've got a pair of HD650 that I bought a couple years ago and never really used them. I used them last week just by plugging them into my motherboard and was underwhelmed. Me being stupid, ordered a pair of ATH-M50 thinking they would be better and satisfy me, but apparently it was a downgrade. So now I have two headsets with no good results and after asking around a bit and researching, I've come to the conclusion that I might need to buy something again....an Ampifier or DAC for my desktop so that the audio is 'better'.
I've looked at videos and threads and apparently the Fiio E9 are pretty good for the M50s I believe. To be honest, I have no idea what they actually do but I'm just forming opinions off threads and videos. Is this a good AMP/DAC for my two headsets? Also, I saw that there's also an E7/E17 model which are the same (I think?) that do the same but are portable. What is the point of using both of them? (E7/17 docked into the E9)
Also, what is the difference between getting one of these external Amplifiers to getting a soundcard?
Any suggestions or just comments to help clear things up would be appreciated since I am a bit lost