MANY questions about upgrading my audio hardware and buying headphones 2019-01-29 18:22:13 I plan to upgrade my whole audio system solution. This means Hardware in terms of Sound cards, headphones, etc. The thing is I am quite a newb in all this I guess.For example: I want to get a better audio solution for music on my PC. Right now I am using the headphone jack of my onboard sound, which is btw a Creative Sound Core 3D or something. Was a bit more expensive motherboard. And here is where things start. I have no idea if it would be worth it to buy a dedicated Soundcard or perhaps just another audio solution. There are those decks that you can plug in via USB or something and they serve as own audio solution. A company named Schiit does produce them. Generally I feel like a solution like Schiits is more interesting for me since I might also be able to plug my phone and other stuff into it. From what I understood this thing has pretty much its own soundcard and processor in it, no? But wouldnt it also get the soundsignal from my Soundcore 3D audiochip? I have no idea how all this stuff works as you can see. Still, I dont even know if those solutions are better than my Creative Soundcore 3D chip. I guess it seems to be somewhere between a onboard and a soundcard, in terms of audio quality but some also claim it should theoretically sound exactly the same as a Creative soundcard. No idea here. Maybe its worth getting another audio solution, maybe not. MI hope you can help me deciding this.For gaming and videostuff I usually use my Corsair Gaming Surround 7.1 Headphones. I think it has an own audio processor and is wireless as well. Dont really need to touch that. I only want to improve my music audio quality listening experience, which I keep completely seperate from this headset.I also planned to buy a Sony 1000XM3 headphone. This is also why I want to upgrade in those terms. To ensure I have top notch audio solutions and then maybe I am finally able to hear the advantage to Lossless audio compared to lossy codecs. Of course, if you think you know better headphones in the 300 euro price range, dont hesitate to point some out. So far I settled with the 1000XM3 because I had the possibility to listen with it inside a store and I really liked. They also had a XM2, from which some people say is better, but the only real difference I could tell was that the XM3 seems to be a bit more oriented towards electronic music with good bass and all, which is also why I prefer it. I listen 80% of the time to electronic music with heavy bass. Feel free to point your experiences out or maybe recommend whole different headphone vendors. The only important thing is that the headphone supports both wired mode and bluetooth. I also want to use it outside with my phone. But mostly its used wired on my audio system.Last but not least... How is the audio quality with Bluetooth compared to Wired headphones? I often see people claiming that its worse, noticeable so. But is this really the case or imagination? And what does exactly matter here? Some seem to blame the fact that for Bluetooth audio, the audio goes through an own Sounddriver inside the headphones and with wired not? And how do the 1000XM3 fair here, having the latest Bluetooth technology and hopefully high quality drivers? My phone has btw Bluetooth 5.0. Not sure if it matters but yeah, its an up to date model.To summarize this long-ass text:So now I dont know if I should stick with my Creative Sound Core 3D or get sound card or get this deck stuff. Plus I don't know which Hardware I should buy. I know Creative and Schiit but I guess there are many other vendors for this stuff. And Im open for other recommendations for good headphones. And it would be interesting to get opinions and experiences on the Bluetooth audio quality.