Looking for some advice about a low budget soundcard.
I use a set of affordable headphones, Superlux HD-668B, straight out of the ALC892 onboard audio and listen to music via Foobar2000 (with ElectriQ equalizer).
For the most part I'm quite happy with the sound (especially given the very low price), but I'm wondering whether it can get a little better with an affordable soundcard.
I was looking at Asus Xonar DG and DS soundcards mostly, because I can pick them up second hand for relatively little money.
Unfortunately I cannot afford to spend more at the moment.
Do you guys think these soundcards (or others in the same budget) would offer any worthwhile improvements over the ALC892?
From what I've read ALC892 is about average as far as onboard goes and not as good as ALC889.
What I'm really looking for is a touch more power output and better instrumental separation & soundstage (especially for classical music)
Do you guys think an Asus Xonar DG would be able to provide that?
Look forward to your replies. Many thanks! :)