I don't want to seem like a spammer but since someone mentioned there not being enough new threads made, I thought I'd start a conversation. What means do you use to play music from your computer? What sound card do you guys have and what sound cards are recommended? Do you use a DAC? Right now I'm using a 3.5mm-to-phono cable from my sound card (Sound Blaster Live) into my amp and it doesn't sound the best. Nots of noise and little or no detail, especially on bootleg recordings and low quality recordings (such as one of my all-time favourites -- Selected Ambient Works 85-92). Discuss.