Should I get an amp or op-amps?
Hello all, just received my TR-X00 Ebony and unfortunately I had to tweak the hell out of the settings on my Xonar STX (Output Impedance 10 ohm). They still sound great, but I'd like to get the full potential out of them.
I've heard there's some really good op-amps, but they do get expensive, and considering that the sound card is 9 years old or so, I'm not sure if it's worth it.
I also know that if I get an amp, you do lose the option for enhancements via line-out, which kind of defeats the purpose of the sound card in the first place.
Would it be best to just hold off for something like the JDSLabs O2 dac / amp or an NFB-11 / R2R?