I was hoping one of the gurus here could help me with my dilemma:
I currently have a pair of HD800s and an Asus Essense One Muses Edition that I have hooked up via SPDIF to my computer that I listen to music on. Lately I've been PC gaming in FPS titles like Titanfall that offer positional audio. However, the Essence One doesn't have any codecs for Dolby, etc. I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help me pick out a component I could add that would allow me to inject positional 3D audio into my Essence One/HD800 combo.
I would try a soundcard in the PC and use SPDIF from there, but [b]I'm out of PCIE slots[/b] and don't have space for a soundcard. My current connectivity is as follows:
SPDIF out from the PC motherboard >> Asus Essence One Muses >> 1/4" jack out to HD800.
I noticed the Beyerdynamic H1 has a SPDIF in AND out. If I were to switch my setup to something as follows, would that allow me to get positional audio into my HD800s while benefiting from the Essence One?
SPDIF out from PC motherboard >> Beyerdynamic H1 >> SPDIF in on Asus Essence One >> 1/4" jack out to HD800.
I'd be comfortable spending around $1000 if anyone has another suggestion as well.
The PC itself could probably do HDMI audio out through the discrete GPU and its integrated sound is Realtek ALC1150.
Thanks for any help!