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Greetings,

I play XBox 360 a lot, and I've recently starting wearing a pair of Sennheiser HD595 headphones and a throat microphone. It's a vast improvement over TV speakers and the standard wireless XBox 360 microphone, mostly because I can comfortably improve my audio quality.

However, plugging my headphones into the TV's headphone out is clearly a waste of the headphones' potential. I'd like to upgrade to a dedicated receiver to use for both my XBox 360 and my sig rig, primarily for gaming and also for some music. I need to have HDMI input for the XBox 360, but anything will do for the computer.

What is your recommendation and why? Initial budget is $250, but I might be able to go a bit higher if you convince me.

Thanks for your help.
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If your just going for headphones you could just get a DAC of some sort (zero dac off of eBay) and connect the Xbox by the optical and your computer by coax.
Edited by bobfig - 10/18/11 at 9:07pm
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If your just going for headphones you could just get a DAC of some sort (zero dac off of eBay) and connect the Xbox by the optical and your computer by coax.
No. I stated quite specifically that I want to connect my XBox 360 via HDMI. XBox 360 doesn't even have an optical out.

Thanks for the recommendations. What should I be looking for in a receiver that will be used primarily for headphones? Is either of these recommended for a specific reason?
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