DAC/AMP or soundcard? Primary use: gaming
Hello, i had a few bucks to spare and i was thinking about inverting in audio. I have some Philips SHP 9500 headphones and I use speakers from an old Sony LBT D105 sound system.
I was seriusly considering to get an EVGA NU Audio, a lots of reviews say it sounds spectacular, but it basically is a DAC/AMP and even it connects to PCIE it is a USB device.
I kept reading and found out that the Topping DX3 Pro trade blows with the NU Audio. Its main advantage is that it doesn't uses any drivers (Let's be fair, it uses USB drivers), so I could keep it for a looooooong time (and that's basically the idea), but it doesn't have any EQ (which the NU Audio has, through its drivers) and also, i don't know how games will sound when using it, and I can't find ANY reviews pointing to that aspect. The Topping is also pricier than the NU Audio, by at least, 50 bucks (The Nu Audio is on sale right now, at $160/170)
The big question is: how does games sound though an AMP/DAC? Will i notice a big difference? Having said that, which one would you choose and why?
I will use it with a 2.0 or 2.1 setup, i'm more a stereo guy, not a surround guy.
Last edited by Leito360; 11-23-2019 at 08:47 PM.