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Best device for analogue out option from PC to headphone amp

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I am going to build a Chiarra headphone amp and purchase some Sennhesier 600/650s. This setup is most likely to be used at work or at home, listening to music off my PC.

I thought I would use foobar2000 and re-rip my music collection into lossless FLAC files.

However what I need is a decent analogue out from my pc(s) to do justice for my headphone amp/headphone combo. I wont be listening to much else apart from music. What do you guys suggest? If the device were to be external it would be much better as its unlikely I`ll be allowed to fit a card in my work pc.
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If you can, you really should get the EMU 1212m. It's the best soundcard on the market today beating many $1000 DACs in sound quality, however if you cannot put a card in your computer then you'll need to use an external DAC through USB, Firewire, Coaxial SPDIF, or Optical SPDIF (Optical SPDIF preferred). From what I've heard the M-Audio Audiophile USB is a pretty good but bright USB DAC. I'm not very informed about SPDIF DACs, they're more the realm of the dedicated source component forum.
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