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Hey guys,

I just bought some Audio-Technica ATH-M50 for use with my computer. Here are my questions.

1. Would an amp help these cans? Their impedance isn't very high from what I can see.

2. Also, would a dedicated sound card be worth the money for this kind of setup?

I listen to a large variety of music and budget is still undecided.

I just want them to be receiving the best possible sound.

The motherboard I'm currently using for audio output is an Asus M4A78T-E

Thanks Guys!
Edited by ExpertTrigger - 2/16/12 at 12:12am
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Hey guys,
I just bought some Audio-Technica ATH-M50 for use with my computer. Here are my questions.
1. Would an amp help these cans? Their impedance isn't very high from what I can see.
2. Also, would a dedicated sound card be worth the money for this kind of setup?
I just want them to be receiving the best possible sound.
The motherboard I'm currently using for audio output is an Asus M4A78T-E
Thanks Guys!

those cans dont really need an amp. I had them before but ended up not liking how hot they got frown.gif . A soundcard would be an upgrade over onboard sound. If you have an available PCI slot I would pick up a Xonar DG, it has great sound, good for games, and has a built in headphone amp. its only like 30 bucks then a 10 dollar off rebate. I have to return mine... wish I didnt have to because it just sounds so good!
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