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I've been thinking about getting rid of my current full-size receiver that I've been using as a headphone amp.

 

 

What is the best choice quality-wise between Magni and Modi or an internal soundcard?

 

Source is obviously my PC, and usage is mostly music, but also movies and gaming.

 

These are a few soundcards that are on the same price bracket as the Schiit equipment:

 

Asus Xonar D2X

 

Asus Xonar Essence ST

 

Asus Xonar Essence STX

 

Running Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80Ohms and a Pioneer VSX-915.


Edited by pepejovi - 1/18/14 at 11:19am
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I've been thinking about getting rid of my current full-size receiver that I've been using as a headphone amp.

What is the best choice quality-wise between Magni and Modi or an internal sound card?

Source is obviously my PC, and usage is mostly music, but also movies and gaming.

These are a few sound cards that are on the same price bracket as the Schiit equipment:

 

Asus Xonar D2X

 

Asus Xonar Essence ST

 

Asus Xonar Essence STX

Essence STX.

The D2X does not have a true headphone amplifier and the Essence ST cost more and uses the older PCI interface.

What receiver and headphones are you currently using?

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Essence STX.

The D2X does not have a true headphone amplifier and the Essence ST cost more and uses the older PCI interface.

What receiver and headphones are you currently using?

Ah, forgot to add those to the OP, shall do so now.

 

 

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80Ohms and a Pioneer VSX-915 receiver.

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Ah, forgot to add those to the OP, shall do so now.

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80Ohms and a Pioneer VSX-915 receiver.

How is the computer connected to the Pioneer?

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How is the computer connected to the Pioneer?

 

On-board toslink cable.

 

 

..So what we've gathered so far is, Go with the STX?


Edited by pepejovi - 1/18/14 at 12:39pm
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On-board toslink cable.

So what we've gathered so far is, Go with the STX?

I would say to go for the STX.

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Alright, fair enough. Don't need to waste desk space on audio stuff this way :P Thanks!

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