FiiO K3 or SoundblasterX G6 to pair with AKG 702? Hello, can anyone advise on what is the best option to pair a set of AKG 702 headphones? I currently have an ASUS Xonar DX PCI-E soundcard (no headphone amp) and some Logitech z-2300 2.1 speakers (which I rarely use). Both of these items I have had for a very long time and have served me well. I am not a competitive gamer and my PC is now used for music (including mastering/mixing), film/TV and occasional gaming (mainly RTS/RPGs). My old headphones (ASUS ROG Vulcan) have just died, but I have acquired some AKG 702 as a replacement. I don’t need or use a mic. My ASUS Xonar sound card does not have a headphone amp (unlike other Xonar cards like the DG, STX etc) and hence I need help deciding on how best to upgrade my audio options with the addition of the AKG 702. Based on reading numerous posts here I have narrowed it down to the following options: 1. Getting a FiiO K3 (replacement to E10K) and ditching a soundcard altogether. 2. Getting the SoundblasterX G6 to replace the ASUS Xonar DX. I currently use a Plantronics device to switch between headphones and speakers. Am I correct to assume the following: A. With the FiiO K3 I can connect BOTH my speakers (via the 3.5mm line out on the rear) and my headphones (via the headphone socket on the front). I assume if I had my speakers on, sound will be played out of both BUT I can control the volume for each via the FiiO headphone volume and the Logitech speaker volume dial. B. With the SoundblasterX G6 I again connect my speakers via the line out (is this both optical and 3.5mm?) on the rear of the device and headphones connected to front. Within the Soundblaster software I can switch between headphone or speakers. My Xonar card is set to 2 speakers or headphone. I don’t have any effects enabled (EQ or DSP) and I don’t use virtual 7.1 speakers or Dolby virtual. I have found the sound to be odd in some games or have experienced conflicts/crashes (caused by the drivers – since corrected with the latest drivers). My budget for a solution is up to £140. Any advice on the options above or a different approach welcomed. Huge thanks.