- Jul 3, 2009
Ok, i know u need a decent amp to power some of these full-size headphones. i just need some help because there are so many variations in amps. first of all, im only going to be using my phones/amp set up on my computer, so i dont need anything portable. my computer has nothing but a poorly integrated sound card that it came with. i read around and found that a usb dac/amp would be my best choice because i guess a DAC is also a sound card? i stumbled onto a post reviewing the predator and pico amps. these seem simple enough, hook up usb, plug in power, plug in headphones. but at $500 bucks a pop its going to break the bank. so i did a little more seaching and came upon the Zero dac/amp at only $150 bucks. but i noticed that the zero didnt have a usb port and only had a digital/coxial port. does this mean i'd have to buy a sound card with a digital port if i decide on getting the Zero, or is there a usb convert option? also if someone could recommend more external sound card/amp options for desktops that would be great.