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Ok,

I am about to push the button on a new set of headphones, which I will be using for 60% Gaming, 30% Music, 10% Movies. At present I am leaning towards the Beydynamic DT770's (80 Ohm), which seem to get good reviews for Gaming / Music capabilities. I have to go closed back to isolate noise so as not to have my wife nagging at me!

I am from this point completely confused as how to my best setup, as there are lots of differerent options in regard to sound cards / headphone amps etc.

I also have a set of Logitech X540 speakers, which are fine for the limited amount that I use them, so I would want to keep them.

Firstly I am assuming that its best to completely bypass the Logitech's with the headphones, as my speakers have a Volume / Headphone in dock thing that sits on my desk. If I connect my headphones straight to the back of the PC I am however confused how I could easily control the volume level! ....hmmmmm

Option 1: Asus Xonar DS -> DT770's (dont know how I would control the volume)

Option 2: Xonar STX / Titanium HD (dont know how I could connect the 3 wires of my speakers into these)

Option 3: Fiio E9 (Do I need a soundcard if I buy this, for directional sound in gmaes? At least I would be able to control the headphone volume level....)

As you can probably tell I am completely confused.....

Any advice would be greatly welcomed.
Edited by djglenn - 11/10/11 at 11:49pm
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the X540 are analogue 5.1 , so you can not hook them directly to the Titanium HD nor to the STX

and the Fiio e9 is just a headphone AMP , so getting a sound card is a must if you are thinking aout getting better 3D sound in gaming

so you can get the X-Fi Titanium , it has 7.1 analogue channels , amazing for gaming , can drive the 80 ohms headphones you got
    
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