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Hello everyone, I am currently in the market of buying a decent pair of headphones since music is alot to me. I have the xonar d2x sound card and the logitech z626 speakers which are really great I hear really good. They offer me clarity with just a bit of punchy bass not too much which is what Im looking at, so yeah looking for portable wise biggrin.gif Will my soundcard be enough to power decent cans or will I need a amp to run them...?

Budget wise would be around 300AUD, was looking at the sennheiser hd598 but dont know how they are at all?
Edited by itz.clint - 3/14/13 at 3:27am
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I would recommend my current favorite, the Beyerdynamic DT990, to save some money though you can get the 250 OHM model.

I do recommend an amp however, the D2X doesn't have a built in AMP or at least one I can't tell. But any old amp will probably do.
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What genres?
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What genres?

Bit of pop, old school r&b and classic hip pop, rock, piano etc. Not much into dubstep and techno tbh, do listen to it but rarely...
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I would recommend my current favorite, the Beyerdynamic DT990, to save some money though you can get the 250 OHM model.

I do recommend an amp however, the D2X doesn't have a built in AMP or at least one I can't tell. But any old amp will probably do.

My xonar d2x has an dac and adc converter does this help..? If I buy an filo amp would this help driver them, when I decided to purchase some headphones.
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I would recommend my current favorite, the Beyerdynamic DT990, to save some money though you can get the 250 OHM model.

I do recommend an amp however, the D2X doesn't have a built in AMP or at least one I can't tell. But any old amp will probably do.

My xonar d2x has an dac and adc converter does this help..? If I buy an filo amp would this help driver them, when I decided to purchase some headphones.

Should be enough, you can try without an AMP first. The worst case it would be is the volume is not as loud as you would like.
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Thanks Ive already decised to buy the sennheniser hd 650, since I listen to everything so they would be perfect for me. Dont know about an amp tho, was looking at the fiio E09K Desktop headphone amp since I can get it for about 85 dollars is it any good and would it be able to power these cans?
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Good choice on the HD650. The Fiio would be fine, although I would buy a Schiit magni instead.
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The 650 HDs are an excellent choice, you will be very happy.
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post #10 of 10
Underpowering decent headphones ain't gonna go well.

One that doesn't need amplification and is good value for money is the Shure SRH940

AU$295
http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Shure-SRH940-Reference-Studio-Headphones-Available-Now-1

Cheaper than buying from overseas and faster shipping as it's express ship from an Australian seller.
Detachable cables as well. Very linear (see good linear, linear is not equal to flatline in headphones) sound.
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