The Xonar Essence One is awesome but it doesn't have support for surround sound.
The Beyerdynamic does have surround sound but (from what I understand) has inferior sound quality.
What if I was to connect the two, would it distort the sound or would I gain the advantages of both worlds?
Connection would go like this:
PC --optical--> Beyerdynamic HeadZone --optical--> Xonar Essence One ---6.35mm stereo jack--> Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm
Silly overkill or actually a good idea?
Any more efficient way to obtain Surround Sound without sacrificing on the quality?
The only issue remaining would be that my computer (MSI GT70) doesn't actually have optical jack, would using something like the TurtleBeach Audio Advantage Micro II USB>TOSLINK adapter as a bridge between the PC and the first device (the Beyerdynamic HeadZone) work fine?
1) TurtleBeach Audio Advantage Micro II USB>TOSLINK adapter
2) HEADZONE® - STUNNING SURROUND SOUND WITH HEADPHONES
3) Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition