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Looking for Equipment to drive Beyerdynamic DT990's Pro 250 ohms.

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Ok so on a whim ( I know I should have researched more ) I bought some Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms. I bought them without having an amp or a DAC/dedicated sound card. I knew that I was gonna get cold feet and never buy them later so I did. Anyways now I need something to power these awesome phones. My budget is ~150 for total setup. I can stretch the budget a bit if I know the setup will last me a while (unless i get the bug). I was looking at the Magni and Modi set, however, I was just curious if that is the best setup I can get for 200.


As for music I enjoy listening to all types. Rock, occasional Rap, Classical (2nd most), Electronic (most) and Jazz (3rd most).


I don't know much about audio gear. So sorry if I don't know what's important to me. I would just like some clear, clean and crisp music. Although I do love me some bass.

Forgot to mention I do play quite a few video games. I play a lot of dota 2. Some world of warcraft. Not many FPS, occasionally CSGO and CSS.
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I'd suggest getting an Asus Xonar Essence ST (or STX) for $200. I've had one for about a year, and it drives my AKG 702s really well. It has a great DAC and powered headphone amp. It has separate L R analogue outs if you want to connect it to a receiver. From a driver perspective I've had minimal problems, and I've been able to get the card to work and play hi res (24/96 and 24/192 flac files) in LInux as well. For $200, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value.
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M&M > Essence STX > Creative Z
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