As of now, I use Sennheiser HD558's connected to a Denon E300 AVR. Which feeds from the HDMI out of the video card, into the receiver getting both audio and video. For me, it's been fine this way. Would there be any SQ difference upgrading to a soundcard with a headphone amp? I'm looking to get a soundcard since I also have a condenser mic/mixer that goes into the onboard realtek mic/line in input. I'm starting to notice hiss, especially with cheaper quality mics that aren't as sensitive and need boost to get to listening volume.
What would be a good soundcard to buy? I just bought a set of Astro A40's, just to use the mic in game and output all audio to the recording software. I plan on buying another set of headphones in the future, but the 558's are so good I can't get used to the DT770's which I really wanted. What are some good cards out now days?
Edited by Sundown - 3/22/14 at 10:50pm