So, I'm new to this world and was pointed towards your forums by Reddit. I've been lurking for a month or so and learning what I can, but I fear that I still need some help.
My goal is to (for hopefully not a ton of money) get my computer to have some nice audio and to find a good pair of headphones to accompany it. I do not have a sound card - I have "on-board" 7.1 audio. Link to my motherboard in case anyone needs to see it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614
I didn't know that this sub-forum was a thing that I may be looking for, so until now the majority of my learning has been in the normal headphones forum. Based on what I've heard, it sounds like I want an O2/ODAC with some form of headphones (I like bass, but don't want to lose treble)... So, below are my current thoughts. Please leave opinions!
Also, I'll need to be told why I want an external DAC opposed to a sound card, and I don't even know if this O2/ODAC I linked above will get the job done.
I will not spend more than $600 on this setup, and honestly even that's more than I'd like to. If I can get away with amazing headphones without worrying about an amp I'd be satisfied.
Oh, I also like to listen to music and watch movies on my computer.
Anyways, enough from me. If you've read this far, thanks!