so i decided im going to waste some xmas money tonight, i got some nice grado headphones and i am addicted to them. i have them on whenever im home, so i think its time to get a soundcard and really put them to use and not waste away these huge .flac files.
i also have a 5.1 logitech hooked up, while this is far from audiophile quality, helping those would be nice if possible.
a headphone amp and/or dac would be really nice if its in the price range, i want to spend 50-60 with an absolute max of 80$ us.
50$ xonar dgx
ASUS XONAR_DS PCI 7.1 Audio Card for 60$
asus xonar dsx for 60 after rebate.
creative sound blaster recon on sale for 73$
sounds like this card is pretty terrible, im going to rule it out.
any other options?
TLR im looking for a 50-80$ pci-e sound card to make my headphones sound even more bad ass.