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Looking for external DAC or soundcard with RCAs and headphone amp

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I just switched to a mITX system and the onboard audio is definitely lacking. I’m looking for an external soundcard or asynchronous DAC with RCA outputs and a headphone amp. No need for surround. Bonus points if the unit is small. I use the system mostly for gaming, but care more about music quality. I’m currently using an Audinst HUD-mx1 at work and want to find something similar but with a significant bump up in performance but keep the cost under $300. Any suggestions?


Edited by mrip541 - 5/9/14 at 1:54pm
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The best setup I know of close to your budget would be the Schiit Modi + Schiit Magni. But that would put you at about $350 + shipping.
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Oh, and what headphones do you want to use with it?
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The best setup I know of close to your budget would be the Schiit Modi + Schiit Magni. But that would put you at about $350 + shipping.


Do you mean the Modi + Asgard 2?

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Sorry. Modi (lol)
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Thanks guys. The headphones that live on my desk are ATH-M50s, and the ones I carry around are UE-18 Pros. I'm thinking about upgrading the M50s to a different closed back can but am not sure.

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