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These headphones are absolutely nuts, but now I need a sound card. I'm thinking the Xonar Essence STX, but I see its a few years old now. Is there anything newer/better that I should also be considering? Titanium HD is also a possibility.

Thoughts?
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Both the STX and HD are top of the line sound cards. I've never used the STX but I am currently using the HD with DT 990 Premium (600 ohm). It really does the headphones justice. Plus upgrading the OP amps really enhanced the sound as well.
    
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What's the difference between the STX and the D2X and some of the other ones that Asus has. They all look really similar.
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What's the difference between the STX and the D2X and some of the other ones that Asus has. They all look really similar.
The D2X is a surround card, the STX specializes in stereo/headphone sound with its own amp.
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These headphones are absolutely nuts, but now I need a sound card. I'm thinking the Xonar Essence STX, but I see its a few years old now. Is there anything newer/better that I should also be considering? Titanium HD is also a possibility.

Thoughts?
I own the DT990s (250) and an STX. My ears are pleasured nightly.

You might be able to get away with something cheaper than the STX, but I do know that they work well together and the 990's arent cheap so why skimp on a sound card?
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