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If you are using optical out, it is to my understanding that the receiver does all of the decoding. This means that you shouldn't need a sound card. (Feel free to correct me on this.) If so, you will only need headphones from what I understand. I have the Sony MDR-V6, ($~70) which are decent closed headphones. Another option is the JVC HA-RX900 ($55 on Amazon), which are also pretty good closed cans. The ATH-M50s are a favorite among closed cans, but are a little more expensive ($110-120). For open cans, the Grado sr80i and sr60i are pretty good for their price points.

Hope this helps.

You are not wrong, but you are not right either. The receiver does do the decoding, but at the moment there is nothing to decode. You need to encode the audio signal to transfer it. That is where DTS or dolby digital live comes into play. It encodes the audio that is decoded by the receiver as 5.1.
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Ok, I understand now. Thank you.
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Just started this build today 4 my kid and wife so iam gonna hold off on the sound card 4 a little while...u guys like it?
     
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