I listen to lossless music from my PC. Now I have a Creative Sound Blaster ZxR sound card in my PC and I heard it is on par with the stx. But I also know that the amp on the ZxR is not very good. So I plan to get a dedicated amp and use the RCA out of the ZxR to connect to the amp.
I also have a pair of Focal XS BOOK 2.0 speaker. I want an amplifier that can be used on my k701 and the speaker(switch between them).
The K701 sound cold now with it connecting to the ACM of the ZxR(I heard that ACM is bad for sound quality but I use it just for convenience). I don't mind if the amp will alter the sound of the K701 or not. Budget is $150 - $450.
Really need your advice!