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Does the Ultrasone PRO 550 require a headphone amp?

post #1 of 8
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I'll be buying these headphones for a combination of gaming and music, but I am wondering if the headphones need a headphone amp.

I don't and I won't be buying one anytime soon. Would they will be a good option for me even though they aren't being driver to their full potential with just my Titanium HD?
post #2 of 8
They will be just fine with the TiHD.
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You should be good
 
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post #4 of 8
They don't need an amp, should be good as is like others have said.
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post #5 of 8
They have a rather low impedance, and your TiHD should be more than up to the challenge. Its a good card and should be able to provide more than enough power.

I wouldnt look into getting an amp until you go for 250+ ohms, when power actually starts to become an issue.
post #6 of 8
Just bringing this topic back from the dead! How will these headphones sound using the stock audio on my SABERTOOTH 990FX r2.0?
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post #7 of 8
If your onboard sound is anything like the onboard sound on my work laptop, then it will sound just...awful. There is absolutely no reason not to get a proper sound card (even if it's just a DG/DGX).
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I bought the Asus DG... and I'll be damned if now I can't even use it. Crossfire filled up my slots. I have an AX7950 cooler on one card, and it filled up all my free slots. I guess I need to find a usb solution to plug these in to. They'll be here tomorrow. Any ideas? !
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