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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 [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Audio-Technica-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1303239452&sr=8-1"]Audio Technica ATH-A700[/ame] for the headphones.
I decided on the Asus Xonar DX for the sound card.
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?

Edit:

Diagram of desired setup

Asus Xonar DX > ??? (SPDIF) > [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Audio-Technica-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/"]Audio Technica ATH-A700[/ame]

Asus Xonar DX > Logitech G51 (Analog)