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Hi all, Having a little dilemma.. And am a little confused!

My ATH-AD700's just arrived and while they sound amazing, I want to get something to help them reach there full potential!

Now.. Should I be looking at getting a DAC or a Sound card..?

I'm doing about 50% Gaming 50% Music..

Looking at this for a DAC

And this for a Sound card

Please keep in mind I only want to buy either the card or the DAC.

Cheers,

Jordan!
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The audio engine D1 all the way. ( I just like to mention this because I think it is horribly advertised, the D1 is both a dac and headphone amp)
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

The audio engine D1 all the way. ( I just like to mention this because I think it is horribly advertised, the D1 is both a dac and headphone amp)

Thanks for your recommendation,

Ended up purchasing one yesterday!
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