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I just bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 428 SCs and I want the full affect of them. The only soundcards i see are like 200 dollar s ;_; is there a cheaper way to do this other than buying a crazy priced one or a theatre system lol
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don't waste your time or money. Unless you are some type of demi god, there is NO way you will hear the difference. If nothing else, by using the 6.3 mm adapter on the 3.5mm jack, you are lowering the sound quality by all of 0.0000001%
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Why not just get a 1/4<-1/8 adapter?
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Bavman, The headphones have the small jack already. I have to use the larger one as an adapter to get it lol
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Bavman, The headphones have the small jack already. I have to use the larger one as an adapter to get it lol

Just use an adapter,or not,or whatever size you need. You will never notice the difference.
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Why not just get a 1/4<-1/8 adapter?

lol an adapter to adapt the adapter?
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post #7 of 16
Wait I'm confused. Why are you looking for a 6.3mm soundcard if your headphones has a 3.5mm plug?
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Lol the headphones came with an adapter for them. But if I won't notice a difference then it's pointless.
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post #9 of 16
The benefit of the larger jack is physical (durability), not really anything electrically (sound quality) unless you're determined to argue and split hairs over minuscules in theoryland.


If you're desperate for something with a 1/4" jack, you can make or buy a headphone amp with one, those most cheaper ones there will just have 1/8". Creative X-Fi HD (the USB sound card) has a 1/4" jack and is under $100.
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^^^ You're not the only confused one. I'm wondering the same thing.

The only sound cards that have a 1/4" jack native to them are going to be audiophile headphone amp cards, and they're all over $200 retail. The good news is, you don't need one. Just use the standard 3.5mm (1/8") headphone jack on your case or existing sound card/motherboard, it should have enough output to drive those Sennheisers as loud as you can handle.

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