Guys hope you can help me here.
I got the h87 performance from asrock, but the gigabyte sniper b5 is a whopping 20€ cheaper. Hehe. I am weird...being Big Bang for buck type.
Anyway beside the chip the h87 uses a alc 1150, while the b5 has a alc 898 chip. Mainly 115 vs 110snr.both top end chips.
The b5 has as benefit replaceable opamps.like on the zxr. But now comes the weird bit that has me confused.
If I understand the schematic the opamp doesn't affect all the audio. There are two distinct audio streams.
Chip to opamp to back jack.
Other is chip to headphone amp to front jack.
Meaning changing opamp will not influence sound of headphone amp.
And to fully utilize the opamp I still need to buy a seperate amp.
I can't find any info on this. Also no info which headphone amp gigabyte is using.