Not looking for a microphone (been using a Blue Yeti for a while, and I'm happy with it).
However, my headphone audio is lacking.
My PC is a high-end build, but I'm using onboard sound (Realtek ALC1150). I got a pair of Philips O'Neill SHO9560BK/28 as a gift a long time ago and I've been using those. Even with my limited knowledge and experience with high-quality audio setups, it seems like the audio is so-so. They're connected directly to my front-panel audio port.
My primary use will be gaming. I play a variety of genres and a pretty even blend of casual and competitive. I very rarely listen to music anywhere other than my car, so the only uses besides gaming would be for youtube videos, skype calls, and the occasional podcasts and blu-rays. I am not a fan of powerful bass. Volume and clarity/detail is most important, as well as positional awareness for competitive gaming.
But I'm not totally sure where my money would be best spent to enhance audio -- new headphones, DAC, AMP, new sound card, or all of the above, or some of the above, etc.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Edited by StephenP - 12/29/13 at 9:54am