First of all I would like to say hello to everyone and experess the impression I got from the community. The amount of knowledge and research I was able to read through has beeb outstanding. However, I think my case is quite specific and I feel quite lost in spite of the previous research.
I need a way to connect my PC and Xbox sound to one receiver that will also output the sound. I would like to use an optical/USB cable from the PC (I dont do any gaming on the computer). That would be the first imput. Second one is the Xbox connected to my monitor using an HDMI cable. What I would like to achieve here is to output the sound coming from the console to the one receiver that will also accommodate the data coming from the PC. Then, I will be using headphones mainly (decent output is necessary) but also I would like to leave an option to connect active speakers later (so a line out).
The goal here is to avoid switching the headphones between the devices.
Should I go with a DAC? DAC + headphone amp? AV receiver? My budget is limited but if I have to I am prepared to save some money for the cause.
Thank You for You time and looking forward to replies.