So the thx will merely take the incoming signal from the dac, and then pass it through to link other components, it will not modify the signal
You can make profiles on something like apo eq with the peace interface and load them when you want to game or load them when you want to listen to music, easier to recall favorites and cheaper than a hardware eq
So, I’m going to chime in here as I was in the exact same spot. Hell, you made me test things I hadn’t considered, xD
So, I took my little Syba and ran some tests. I am using a VModa Boom Pro as my microphone (this will be important) together with the Fidelio X2.
My first test was just connecting the Syba through USB to my PC to pass it the microphone’s input, while using the on-board audio (same would apply to any other DAC) with the Liquid Spark. The VModa has an interesting characteristic though, it shares the same wire with the headphones, requiring a splitter. This in turn means that they share the ground pin, and splitting it into two different pins will inevitably lead to noise due to voltage differences between both devices.
This won’t be an issue if you use a separate microphone, but if you don’t just keep reading.
I then tried another configuration, I took the RCA output from the Syba and passed that into the Spark. This gets rid of the noise from the ground differences as both devices now share a common ground between them. It works surprisingly well actually, and now I’ve made a tiny stack
Now, keep in mind the Syba’s output isn’t actually a line out, it goes through the amp first and the volume knob controls it, so it’s more of a pre-amp. You’ll want to crank that knob high enough to get some acceptable output into your amp of choice.