Recommendation - PC / Desktop DAC/AMP

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by NickiRasgo, Aug 26, 2018.
  1. NickiRasgo
    Hi,

    Any recommendation currently of a DAC/AMP for a PC/Desktop? My budget would be between around 100$-200$ but a cheaper would be nice especially if it's already decent. I'm not really that an experienced "audiophile" but my prefer sounding are leaning to warm/neutral. Just wanted to amp a little my headphone. My gears used on my PC/Desktop below are:

    Headphone: Sennheiser HD598SE
    Speaker: Swans M50W

    I used to have an xDuoo XD-05 but sold it previously since I thought I won't be needing it anymore but my issue on it is that you can't charge while you're using it, am I right?

    Here's my choices below:

    Fiio E10K
    Fiio E17K Alpen 2
    Fiio Q1 Mark II
    xDuoo XD-05

    Or any suggestions you have aside from the list? I'll probably use it as well on my phone or xDuoo X3 (amp).
    Just to add, my MoBo is:

    Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (ESS SABRE 9018 DAC).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    Do you have any need for headphone surround sound, like for FPS gaming?
     
  3. NickiRasgo
    I still have my Hyper X Cloud II (Takstar Pro 80) but I don't use it anymore.
     

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