I've got a pair of Audiotechnica ATH-M50x headphones and ordered a set of Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III speakers (got em for $150 CAD and I really don't have the room for studio monitors, so I bought 'em). I didn't realise until now that I only have 1 audio out on my PC because of my motherboard's front panel audio connector is badly placed and I was unable to hook it up. I would grab an entry-level soundcard, but I've got an ITX rig (ASUS P8Z77-V P8Z77-I Deluxe) and the only PCI slot is taken by the GPU. So now I need to figure a (relatively) cheap audio setup that will allow me to keep my speakers connected at all times because I plan on tight cable management. I'd really like to spend less than $50 CAD but I can set some money aside and buy something more expensive in the months to come. I wouldn't mind spending ~$200 on a DAC or AMP if it would allow me to do this.
I'm looking towards a Schiit Magni/Moda Combo or O2+ODAC but they look like they only have 1 output.
Edited by ROK1 - 5/21/14 at 3:01pm