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Well here's the situation, I'm building a new computer and I've rounded down the sound setup to 2 options: HT | OMEGA Claro Halo 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card w/ a built-in HI-FI Headphone Amplifier with a pair of Sennheiser HD555s or an Asus Xonar Xense which has Sennheiser PC350s with them. I've done my research and they both seem like fantastic headsets for about the same price. I'm willing to buy the HD558s or even the 558s if the quality is that much different. Additionally I'm a gamer at heart and my main bottleneck at the moment in my performance is my sound setup which consists of a 4 year old realtek controller on my awful k9a2 cf motherboard with a pair of broken Plantronics Gamecom 777. Also if you guys have any better suggestions for products please tell me. Thanks in advance
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-2500K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA 560 Ti G.SKILL Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black Crucial M4 HP 1270I 24X SATA Multiformat DVD Writer CM Hyper212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Professional x64 SP1  BenQ XL2420T Steelseries 6GV2 Thermaltake Toughpower 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM HAF-X Logitech G400 Puretrak Talent Asus Xonar Essence STX w/ LME49720HA-TO99 
Audio
AKG K 701 
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post #2 of 3
i kinda am biast for asus, so i would go for the xense and the sennheiser 555 (going to the 558, is just over kill in my opinion)
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Bernice
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save a few buck and buy a used extremustic sound card for about $35.00 and senn hd555.
the extremusic can drive them no problem, this was my first set-up i had.
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