First post, by andre_6
So I was looking at some studio monitors and I quickly found that it would be much cheaper to buy an older set of studio monitors than modern ones. I would like to use them as my main PC speakers - be it for listening to music, general browsing, video playback or some gaming.
What else do I need in order to use them - an external sound card which I assume is in itself a DAC, like the Sound Blaster x4? If so, what would you recommend? Or would an amplifier be required too? Given that it would be my first experience with something else other than "basic pc speakers" I would like to keep it as space compact and affordable as possible. I recently acquired an Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 card for my Win 7 build and even with my basic Creative Inspire speakers I was very impressed, so I would like to go a step further in my next pc. I honestly spent so many years with onboard audio that I just forgot what a difference an actual sound card makes.
Looking forward to your pointers, thank you for your time and replies