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The Gui isnt that bad it doesnt bother me but that's me tho, Tho if you can find the X-FI HD cheaper then the STX and you don't need the headphone amp thats on the STX. then go for the X-FI HD.

the X-FI HD uses the same components the STX uses and it also has op-amp sockets. It just the X-FI HD dont have a headphone amp. Both STX and X-FI Hd like was mention is on par with each other. it just they have different features.

The X-FI HD uses Jrcs in the I/V and 2 LME 49710NAs in the buffers when your use the RCA out.

Edit: your gonna have to get a external amp for the X-FI HD if you want to beable to get the most out of the AKGs. External amp like a Fiio E9 will work and amazon has those on sell.

But do not use the AKGs without the amp they will not sound right at all. And your dad would be wondering why it doesnt.

one more thing if you decide to roll op-amps on the X-FI HD both sets of op-amps sockets are facing different directions. make sure you match the notch on the op-amp socket to the notch or circle on the op-amp.
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ahh. So the STX built in headphone amp might be a better choice than?
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Yep, the STX is built for headphones from the ground up
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ahh. So the STX built in headphone amp might be a better choice than?
You can always get a external amp for that and use the sound card as a dac.
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hrmm looks like i might just give a titanium a whif.
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=) got my dad the Titanium HD will buy a stand alone amp if needed.
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@@ whaaaat the stx are now 164 on Amazon =(. They were 187 when i placed my order for my HD with came out to 147
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@@ whaaaat the stx are now 164 on Amazon =(. They were 187 when i placed my order for my HD with came out to 147
man never mind............the HD is better than the STX
the headphone amp in STX is not that good
    
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man never mind............the HD is better than the STX
the headphone amp in STX is not that good
Gotta disagree, the amp is spiffy. But overall the HD is a fine card. You made a good purchase stop kicking yourself, technology prices can be really volatile :d
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well sure thing a headphone amp is a good extra in sound card but here is the deal:

the HD can support up to 330 ohms headphones with OUT headphone AMP
while the ST/X can power up to 600 ohms with headphones .

so if the OP has an over 330 ohms headphones then he need some extra ohms
    
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