Hi guys,\n\nI'd like to put something between my laptop and active speakers Edifier s350db. I really wanted good 2.1 system and after lot of reviews read and watched I decided to go for these. I'll feed them with TV and laptop signals so they will be my main source of entertainment.\n\nBeing certain that my HP Elitebook 850 G3 sound card is garbage, and while waiting on speakers to arrive, I ordered Phoinikas T-10 external sound card (it was cheap) to see if there will be any difference when I listen to the headphones through it and through laptops Conexant ISST sound card.\n\nPhoinikas T-10 gives just a bit clearer sound than Conexant ISST without any equalisation on both, but the latter is way louder. Difference in sound quality is almost insignificant, not worth even 30€. I guess I shouldn't expect much of 30€ USB sound card.\n\nNow I am looking at some USB DACs like Creative Sound Blaster G6, Shiit Fulla 3, Creative Sound Blaster X3, Creative SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro v3, and some other in the similar price range. I see lot of them are advertised as for gaming\/headphones combination, but my concern is just music via mentioned speakers.\n\nI have large FLAC collection and would really like to feed these speakers with some quality signal.\n\nIn regards to sound quality do you think it would make any difference putting such a device between the laptop and above mentioned speakers?\n\nIf do, please recommend some device!\n\nThanks a million!