If you want future proof card(can power high ohm headphones if you upgrade) with the best DAC you can get on a sound card and recording capabilities, get the zxr.
If you don't need a lot of power for headphones and still a really good DAC, save money get the z.
Originally Posted by iARDAs Oh yeah I will do some testing. I can test it now with my Asus Vulcan but those headsets are so crappy that I don't want to waste my time on them
Edit : You know what I just did and I can confirm that connecting the headphone to the soundcard sounded better. More crisp and out there. Not a black and white difference but I guess there is really a difference.
Seems more people are reporting a difference. I think I should try with a line extension as well and see how that fares.Edited by djinferno806 - 10/25/13 at 6:25pm