What is something I can use to plug my headphones into the optical and also have volume control?
I am getting a headphone setup soon to play at night for the quietness of others. My budget is under $300 for everything.
I decided on the Audio Technica ATH-A700's for the headphones.
I wanted to get the Astro Mixamp to be able to control the volume level and use the SPDIF TOSlink for connectivity, but I can get the Turtle Beach DSS on ebay for a lot cheaper (around $70), but everyone is saying it is just a gimmick item.
I want to use the Optical on the Asus Xonar DX and then have my current speakers, Logitech G51, always plugged into the analog ports.
Is there a cheaper or right way to go about having the digital going to my headphones and have volume control capabilities?
Diagram of desired setup
Asus Xonar DX > ??? >
Asus Xonar DX > Logitech G51
Edited by Frontman - 4/19/11 at 7:55pm