I know this has been asked before but I wanted to get some thoughts from users with regards to upgrading my current Audio Setup. I do apologise for the lengthy post. I spent quite on audio for my systems circa 2012/13 buying and trying a few different parts and only adding my AKG K702’s in 2015. My current setup: PC - Creative Sound Blaster ZxR. Love the software, SBX and ACM module for easy to adjust/plug in headphones. Fiio E9/E7 combo purchased in April 2012. I prefer the sound for lossless FLAC music. Probably because of the convenience factor this rarely gets used in comparison to my ZxR. Consoles - Astro Mixamp 5.8 (wireless) also purchased in 2012. Consoles connected with a LINDY 4 Way TosLink Digital Optical Audio Switch. Small hiss and quality obviously not as good as my PC options, but in general has served me well. Headphones - Sennheiser HD598, AKG K702, Astro A40’s (2012 variant - very rarely used, just for the microphone if I need it), Sony MDREX650APT IEM’s (mostly for my phone, but will use for gaming sometimes when I don’t feel like putting on bigger headsets). Speakers for PC are some Edifier R1600T Studio Plus 2.0 Monitors purchased in 2013. So I want to upgrade my console audio setup having recently upgraded to an Xbox One X and Samsung 4K TV. Rarely if ever use voice comms. My initial instinct was to look at the latest Astro Mixamp, but have started to question whether running separate audio equipment is wise. So choice I've got to, with my thoughts, are: Astro Mixamp Pro TR for Xbox One - Workarounds to get the Xbox version of the Mixamp Pro TR to work with voice chat on both consoles. Requires I keep the LINDY switcher. And struggles with the AKG K702’s. Creative Sound BlasterX G5 - No Dolby or virtual surround for consoles. However same price as Astro Mixamp, seems better value and quality. Can probably use my TV as the input (TOSLINK to 3.5 adaptor), thereby negating the need for the LINDY audio switcher. Can drive any of my headphones. Creative Sound Blaster X7 - Dolby Digital, SBX, will drive any headphones. Again lose voice comms but could replace my existing Fiio, Mixamp and ZxR bits and will use my Edifier speakers too. Schiit Stack of Magni 3/Modi 2 Uber - pure stereo, fine with all my headphones and speakers. Can ditch all the other bits and simplify things. So apart from the budget issue and whether this is overkill for the XBO/PS4, it feels like it’s a choice of virtual surround for games (X7), or better quality stereo sound (Schiit). Have always been curious about the Schiit stack so that’s definitely what my heart (if not my head) would buy. I just wondered what people thought given these choices, and whether I've missed anything? Is the X7 is comparable for stereo sound as the Schiit stack? I presume the Schiit stack will have no problem with outputting to the Edifier speakers? Thanks in advance.