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~$100, and it would be used with my sig rig, so it doesn't have to be portable.

Edit: I am now considering a DAC with an optical input, as to use the goodies on my X-Fi, but still get an improvement in sound.
Edited by videoman5 - 12/28/10 at 8:25pm
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what headphones do you use?
You'd be better off upgrading either the source / soundcard or your headphones.
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what headphones do you use?
You'd be better off upgrading either the source / soundcard or your headphones.
JVC HA-RX900s.
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JVC HA-RX900s.
Those only have an impedance of 64ohms so you don't really need an amp to give them the proper power. What I would recommend is upgrading your source. A new sound card could be good. Another great option is a external DAC or DAC/amp combo, which is what I use for my main rig. For whatever reason dedicated DACs tend to sound a little better than a equivalently priced sound card. Thats my experience at least.
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Sounds good. How about a DAC/amp combo, that's $150 with a digital in? I still want my X-FI goodies.
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You should triple you budget or more if you want anything that's a significant upgrade.
    
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