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See i think what the OP needs to understand is the trade off between resistance offered by the Amp and his headphones. When buying Headphones that usually have <=50 ohms of resistance you know that they are made for ipods and smaller equipment, and it usually reflects on the price. Even though ASUS sound cards have the option of offering less than 50 ohms, it also offers up to 600.

However many would argue that buying headphones that don't need to be driven is useless when plugging into an amp. This is why using an HD 595 etc etc is not that advantageous. I have a 595 plugged into a STX, and while the sound is better than most in that range, i know that there's only so much the amp can do for the headphones. So accordingly you should decide on how much to spend on your headphones and amp together.
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The continued responses are much appreciated! +rep all around for the help and advice.

I've been reading up a bit more on the Creative cards, since those have been recommended quite a bit. I was initially worried about the driver/software problems I had heard about with the Creative sound cards, but was reading that the Titanium HD ones don't seem to suffer from those problems. I'm also starting to lean more towards the Titanium HD than the Xonar STX now, since the Titanium HD seems like it might fit my needs better with gaming being the majority and music/movies on the side, and since it's about ~$40 cheaper than the STX on Amazon right now ($136 for the HD and $177 for the STX), it will give me more leeway for a good pair of headphones.

Speaking of which, and I hate to change the subject, but what would be a good pair of headphones for the Titanium HD? I saw the HD555 mentioned a couple posts back with this card, along with the ATH-AD900. Any other suggestions?
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I really like the sound of my Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250-Ohm cans, not sure if the Titanium HD works well with 250-Ohm cans, can not find out what chip is uses for headphone amp. or a listing for it's Ohm range. ATH-AD900 should sound nice, but not a bassy headphone.
Good price on that Titanium HD, earlier today I won a used Essence STX off eBay, I really like Asus's simple control panel over the Creative Labs.
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i think there is no difference between creative and Asus it depends on the money you will pay for the headphone and if you have an Amp that it
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Originally Posted by Tacoboy View Post
ATH-AD900 should sound nice, but not a bassy headphone.
They still have bass, just not head-thumping punchy bass. It's more of a leaner bass. They're bassier than the AD700's, making them sound more balanced. I personally like this sound because the wide soundstage is still the priority for me for the positional audio, but the AD900 just does a better job of overall sound when I go to watch movies or listen to music (which is less often than I game).
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