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I wanted to upgrade my standard speakers with a decent 2.1 system and after lots of research, finally narrowed down to Swans(HiVi) M50W and currently sitting on my table which are connected to my on-board sound card (Realtek ALC 892) it also has Coaxial and Optical S/PDIF out ports. I am very much disappointed with the performance, so decided to change the source and narrowed down to go with a new sound card or with DAC. This are my narrowed down list


Sound Card upgrade: Asus Xonar Essence STX


DAC upgrade:


Audio GD NFB-15

Modi 2 Uber

HiFime UH1 384Khz USB DAC, headphone amplifier and I2S/DSD interface

FiiO E17K


Usage is 45 Music:45 Movies:10 Gaming. I also use head phones to listen music and watch movies especially at nights.


I need experts over here to guide me to get best with in my budget that I have narrowed down or any other advice will help.


NOTE: I live in Bangalore India, All of the above need to be sourced in as they are not available locally except the STX and E17K


Thanks in advance

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