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Sound card help


#1

i have Audio Technica ATH-AD700X what is good sound card aroud 200


#2

or lower


#3

ooh and for pc I want a soundcard that will support these headphones but in a sense future proof meaning I will be able to handle more ohms in the future?


#4

Do you need something internal, or would external work for you as well?

If external is fine, I’d recommend the Schiit Magni 2 and Modi 2, affectionately known as the Schiit Stack. The Magni 2 has plenty enough power to drive most headphones on the market and the Modi 2 is a good DAC. Since they are separate units it’s easy to swap one or the other out in the future if desired.

Cheaper, but weaker, options are the Schiit Fulla 2 or the FiiO E10K.

Internal sound cards are beyond me. Everyone I look at either doesn’t list all the specs, or when they do the specs are mediocre overall.


#5

thank you i well be going external


#6

oow and i be going with Magni 2 thank you


#7

sorry but do i get beth Magni 2 Modi 2,


#8

TL;DR: Both would be best, but the Magni 2 at the very least would be good.

The Modi 2 is a DAC, a Digital to Analogue Converter, so in the case of the Modi 2 it will convert the digital signal coming from your computer into an audio signal. It will essentially clear up any static or other electrical noise coming from your PC, providing a much cleaner audio signal.

The Magni 2 is an amplifier, and as the name implies, it amplifies the audio signal that it is receiving and putting out a more powerful signal. It’s kinda like putting a turbo in a car. The car (audio signal) will be the same overall, but the turbo (amplifier) makes it harder/better/faster/stronger. In my opinion the amplifier will make the most difference in perceived audio quality.

So with the Modi 2 and Magni 2 your audio setup would essentially be:
PC → Modi 2 → Magni 2 → Headphones


#9

Thank you. you have help me alot with all my questions thank you so much. :slight_smile: