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That definitely muddied the waters. There's a particular thread that mentions PCs can introduce hum through digital connections? What?

Well I have a H/K AVR 1700 hooked up by an optical cable with a XFI titanium and it sounds/works beautifully.
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Budgets less than $800 I always recommend receivers over descrete sound cards. Having purchased a lot of descrete cards over the years I come to realize I was paying for the software and not premium hardware. There's a ton of options available today for how you want to setup your pc audio system. The most popular for years now has been the 2.1 config and a nice set of cans. As for receivers driving high impedance drivers, I thought my Yamaha was boss til I heard an older Pioneer VSK. My Yamaha is no slouch but the VSK has so much headroom that you could probably reach highest peak on some of Sennheiser's top end ,not to mention other audiophile grade headphones.
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