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Okay so if I get the Beyerdynamic DT 880's (250 Ohms), will the Xonar Essence STX or the Titanium HD be powerful enough to drive them fully? or should I then get an external amp solution instead.

Also, the verdict regarding bad company 2, I heard there are some issues with it, what are they and can they be fixed?
Edited by Spandy87 - 6/11/11 at 8:34pm
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Okay so if I get the Beyerdynamic DT 880's (250 Ohms), will the Xonar Essence STX or the Titanium HD be powerful enough to drive them fully? or should I then get an external amp solution instead.

Also, the verdict regarding bad company 2, I heard there are some issues with it, what are they and can they be fixed?
Bleh. I think the thing that breaks the Essence STX for me is the fact that it can't do positioning in BC2. It's probably why I've used it a lot less than my Titanium HD. There are lot of settings you can try but none of them fully "fix" the positioning problem for me.

At the 250-300 ohm level, my gut feeling is that you should get a desktop amplifier. I don't feel like the amplifier chip on the STX does anything other than make things really really loud.
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post #33 of 39
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Okay so if I get the Beyerdynamic DT 880's (250 Ohms), will the Xonar Essence STX or the Titanium HD be powerful enough to drive them fully? or should I then get an external amp solution instead.
Sufficiently but not fully.
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Bleh. I think the thing that breaks the Essence STX for me is the fact that it can't do positioning in BC2. It's probably why I've used it a lot less than my Titanium HD. There are lot of settings you can try but none of them fully "fix" the positioning problem for me.

At the 250-300 ohm level, my gut feeling is that you should get a desktop amplifier. I don't feel like the amplifier chip on the STX does anything other than make things really really loud.
+ reps to you sir.

So if I go for an external amp/dac solution what should I get?
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Oh internet beef! This Saturday night just got a whole lot more interesting.
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Doesn't seem too relevant. More and more I'm considering the external amp option. Then I'll probably go for 600 ohm headphones with the titanium HD. I'd ideally want to go with the xonar essence STX because I'm an Asus fanboy but if there are issues with bfbc2 it's a no go.
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AD 700s need a good burn in, 75hrs in my sound alot different, the bass tightened/increased, i can actually feel it lmao.

ad 700s also do get a TINY bit better with a amp. bass wise
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I'm going to say this once and once only before I start handing out warnings and infractions.

Cuad is entitled to his own opinions, I am perfectly fine with him saying that he cannot hear a difference between onboard and dedicated DACs, soundcards, etc.

I DO NOT want caud or anyone for that matter to say it like it is fact because it will just be flamebait.

If you make those underlying assumptions, at least bring in some facts to back it up. I want to see numbers, THD, SNR, things of that nature. We will even accept reviews from respected sources.
We take mis-representations of facts very seriously. I do not want to see people here spread incorrect knowledge.

And finally, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Ever.
Edited by youra6 - 6/12/11 at 8:11pm
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The only flaw to this is that the general consensus is based primary on mis-information and sheep mentality. While it's certainly debatable as to which of the 2 cards produces better audio quality, the majority of people I see here raving about how STX are the best for music either don't own them, and those that do have never Owned the Titanium HD. How then are they to make these outrageous claims and passing them off as hard facts.

I lean more towards having a personal preference for the Titanium HD's sound signature. This is based of my setup chain which includes a dedicated Headphones AMP with a variety of headphones ranging from HD650's down to ATH-AD700. With that being said, when people ask me personally which of the 3 cards are the better sounding, I usually tell them it will boil down to features and "Personal Preference"

Both cards sound fantastic for Music end of story.
Thats why I was trying not to voice what I have heard as fact, but seeing as you have both, as most us haven't heard both, a comparison of the two would be really useful.
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