I'm buying an Asus Xonar U7, and a pair of 250 Ohm headphones (DT770 or DT990, haven't made up my mind yet). The Xonar doesn't quite have the power to drive the headphones though, but I found a guy selling a used E09K. The question is, can I use the E09K as an amp and the sound card as the DAC? How do they connect to each other? I read on a forum that they connect through RCA, but to my knowledge only the headphone out on the Xonar is connected to the DAC, not the ports on the back, which therefore won't provide a virtual surround signal.
So, can the E09K connect to the Xonar through the Xonar's headphone out?
The purpose will be gaming, so the surround effect is pretty crucial.
I'm supposed to pick up the amp from the guy on thursday, so I really need to know whether they're compatible for my purposes.
Thanks a lot in advance!
Edited by Freddy1765 - 6/17/14 at 5:08am