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I'm very much interested in getting some high end audio equipement for my pc, im thinking soundcard + headphones.

My eye has fallen on the Asus Xonar Essence ST and the Creative Titanium HD,
now i've read the most reccomended guide, and that guide has guided me to these 2 cards.

I'm most likely going to hook em up to my external Amp, its Technics SU-300 unit,
besides that im looking for some good headphone suggestions taht will use the AMP on the Xonar.

or maybe some good headphones for the Titanium.

I listen to rock \ metal music alot and am a casual gamer, so the Xonar has the lead here, and im just searching for some good headphones,
i do want them to have some dynamic range on the bass, so there definitly needs to be some bass comming out of them headphones.

and last is, can i hook the ext. amp and the headphones on together to the Xonar and will it put out signals to both of them, and what would be the best way to hook up the amp to the xonar, just RCA cables ? or a 6.3jack -> RCA ?

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budget?
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Budget would be around €150~ sound card, and €100~150(max) headphones.

the Xonar Essence ST is €154 here to give a "comparison"
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