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Hi, i recently bought my new Audio Technica ATH-M50 and i have noticed that they sound better on my phone [LG Optimus Black 2X] than my computer. The beats and bass are more 'harder' and quality is also better. What could be the problem, is there anything to do with my computer's soundcard? How could i fix?
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First of all try and get the volumes similar to compare more fairly, it's easy to misinterpret louder as better.

The next thing to look at is EQ, are you using any on the phone or PC? It might be that your phone has an EQ setting boosting the bass.
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Yes, i was using EQ for bass boost, but when i turned it off it was still little better quality than on my computer. And also i tried to make the volume equal from computer and phone, still the same.
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It's entirely possible the output from your phone is better than your PC, do you have a soundcard or are you using onboard? Are your headphones plugged into the front or back of the case?
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I have an onboard and headphones are plugged into the back of the case.
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I have an onboard and headphones are plugged into the back of the case.

On-board sound-cards are terrible at best. My Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic sounds better than the on-board sound-card on my Asus P8P67 Pro. And yes, I'm also using the Audio Technica ATH-M50.
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Then solution would be to buy a new Sound-card?
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Then solution would be to buy a new Sound-card?

Yes.
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Can you recommend some sound-cards, please? Which are good, but not very expensive.
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A great budget sound card would be the - Asus Xonar DG which comes with a semi decent built-in headphone amp

If you can stretch your budget a bit look at getting the Asus Xonar STX
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