Hey guys, the positional cues of the sound blaster z are great, especially in games like cs:go. I can literally close my eyes and have teammates run circles around me and i can follow their location just through sound alone!
however, i'm looking into a change in cases/mobo. i really want the caselabs s3 but it only supports mitx boards. if i decide to go that route, i'll lose out on the sound card and have to go back to onboard. from what i read, the only mitx board with a "dedicated" sound card is the asus impact. reviews say the sound card is total garbo and would most likely not drive a set of akg q701's.
from doing some reading, i've found out about external amps and dacs. looking at the schiit modi/magni setup. what i want to know is, will the schiit combo be able to provide equal, if not better sound positioning as the sound blaster z series? also, will it enable plugging in both my headphones and speakers at the same time like the sound blaster z, with the option of toggling between the two?
thanks!Edited by MR-e - 11/27/13 at 11:03am