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Do I have to get both the Magni and Modi together in order for me to use my headphones with the desktop for clear crisp sound?

 

As seen bundled here: http://www.amazon.com/Schiit-SCH-07-Magni-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00CICPMA6

 

Or do I get a sound card something like the ASUS Xonar Essence STX?

 

I game, watch movies, and listen to a ton of music that varies from R&B, hip hop, to 80-90's rock. I don't really care much for bass and what not. But I am really confused on what I need. Any help here?

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Do I have to get both the Magni and Modi together in order for me to use my headphones with the desktop for clear crisp sound?

 

As seen bundled here: http://www.amazon.com/Schiit-SCH-07-Magni-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00CICPMA6

 

Or do I get a sound card something like the ASUS Xonar Essence STX?

 

I game, watch movies, and listen to a ton of music that varies from R&B, hip hop, to 80-90's rock. I don't really care much for bass and what not. But I am really confused on what I need. Any help here?

Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card (used $60) and a Schiit Magni headphone amplifier ($99).

USB DACs bypass the sound card (like the Modi)

Using the Magni gives you a volume knob at your finger tips, plus the Magni can be used with more then just your Win PC.

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I have Creative Soundblaster Omni Surround USB card, directly bypasses onboard audio and gives 600 Ohm headphone jack. 

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