New soundcard? or DAC?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by registradus, Aug 6, 2018.
  1. registradus
    my Xonar DG finally decided to die. what should I replace it with? my budget is $100. I'm looking at a Sound blaster z or an ASUS Strix Soar. or also open to the possibility of buying a USB DAC. my main pair of headphones are a Sony MDR-1A
     
  2. monini13
    hmm i think a usb would be better, something like an ifi idsd nano. new or perhaps you can find a second hand one around here
     
  3. ProtegeManiac Contributor
    Save up a bit for the SBX AE-5. As much power as the old Magni, comparable THD+N (other than if it picks up computer noise, but you didn't have a problem with the other components with your older soundcard, so this is likely not going to be an issue), low output impedance, and most important, it has RGB.
     

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