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This is what I have come up with:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-SR325is-Headphones/dp/B000J1N3HW"]Amazon.com: Grado Prestige Series SR325is Headphones: Electronics[/ame]


and for the sound card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010


Do I need an amp for this?

Thoughts?
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That card is mostly for music, if you want the best of both world get a soundblaster x fi card it's better for games but since your into heavy music I think this would be better for you.
Don't get me wrong the asus xonar is an amazing card I just think a soundblaster x fi would suit you better.
Edited by jonnyquest - 6/10/11 at 9:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyquest;13830245 
That card is mostly for music, if you want the best of both world get a soundblaster x fi card it's better for games but since your into heavy music I think this would be better for you.
Don't get me wrong the asus xonar is an amazing card I just think a soundblaster x fi would suit you better.

To clarify, the X-fi Titanium HD would be a similar card with better gaming capabilities.
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I mean I play the occasional game, mainly music though.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Heat;13830506 
I mean I play the occasional game, mainly music though.

The STX or the Titanium HD would both be excellent choices.
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Then the asus xonar is better for you.
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Narzon;13830517 
The STX or the Titanium HD would both be excellent choices.

Okay, and would you recommend the Grado SR325is? Any amps needed?

Here's of some of the music I listen to so you'll get a general idea: (listen in 720p of course tongue.gif)

Decrepit Birth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TnrwJyM7F0&feature=player_detailpage#t=6s

Nile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4xhMHTsO9M&feature=player_detailpage#t=76s

And I like some jazz-metal fusion too:

Amogh Symphony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ywL1_ZR4DM&feature=player_detailpage#t=162s
Edited by Heat - 6/10/11 at 10:25pm
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post #8 of 18
The xonar is better for music and the x fi is better for games.
I got the soundblaster because I'm more into games.
Off topic whats your blck multiplier and vcore set for for your 980x?
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post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Narzon;13830517 
The STX or the Titanium HD would both be excellent choices.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyquest;13830798 
The xonar is better for music and the x fi is better for games.
I got the soundblaster because I'm more into games.
Off topic whats your blck multiplier and vcore set for for your 980x?
Thanks

But what about the grado's? And what amp? Haha.

And I'm at 27x167 on my blck and multiplier, which equates to 4,510MHz. My vcore is at 1.360v. All 24/7.
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post #10 of 18
Jonny the X-FI you have and the X-Fi HD that is mention is not the same card, the only thing thats simlar between the two is the X-FI chipset. The X-Fi HD is in the same tier as the Xonar STX as both is targeted towards audiophiles because of there components and op-amp socket. Either X-FI HD or the STX would be good for the op.

Head-fi would be able to answer your question on rather the Grados model need a amp or not unless some one else answers that first here.

If your in the usa op the X-FI HD goes for 120-130ish on amazon.
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