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Get the ST and then open up an account on national.com. Order some samples of the LME49720NAs and LME49860s. Great card.
Edited by importflip - 2/16/12 at 5:55pm
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Thank you all for the help, I decided that I will get the Asus Xonar DX and the Fiio E9 for both my Z-5500 and the HD650. smile.gif
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By the way, the STX has better D/A than the DX (probably?) and uses the same headphone output chip, TPA6120, as the FiiO E9, with pretty similar results and max output power and so on.

E9 does give you analog volume control and something to touch on the desk, which may be preferred.
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By the way, the STX has better D/A than the DX (probably?) and uses the same headphone output chip, TPA6120, as the FiiO E9, with pretty similar results and max output power and so on.
E9 does give you analog volume control and something to touch on the desk, which may be preferred.

I did consider the STX/ST but unfortunately I wanna use analog 5.1 surround with my Z-5500 so the STX is out of the picture and since the H6 expansion card is being discontinued, ST is not really a viable option for me either. So basically I'm just gonna use the DX for my Z-5500 and the Fiio E9 to drive my HD650, probably offer same result but a bit cheaper than either the STX or ST. smile.gif
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