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So im new to the high end audiophile equipment and thought i would get some help on here.

I am purchasing the Audioengine 5+ speakers, and need a sound card or DAC to truly get the most out of them.

I listen to about 75% rap/hip-hop and 25% dubstep style music.

My budget is 200$ but can go 250$ if it is far superior.

Thanks for the help thumb.gif
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Asus Xonar STX is one of the best you can get.
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Asus Xonar STX is one of the best you can get.

Ditto. I love mine!
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post #4 of 6
Not gonna lie, dubstep and rap aren't really needing of a good DAC. That said, even a Xonar DX would be just fine for you.
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Aren't those powered speakers? I thought you didn't need a dac to push those.




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Aren't those powered speakers? I thought you didn't need a dac to push those.
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its not about them being powered or passive its about the added sound quality one gets from using a sound card/dac to get the most of those speakers.
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