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Soundcard Compatibility for the Sennheiser PC350, Help!

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I was recently given a pc350 as a gift, but I didn't have sound card with the right jack for it, so I opted for a Asus DSX for about 70 dollars. However, I just read that the DSX might not be able to power it due to the impedance, and weirdly I should have opted for the cheaper DGX instead. Should i return the DSX? Will I still be able to use my PC350 with DSX or do I absolutely need the DGX?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Jakk89 View Post

I was recently given a pc350 as a gift, but I didn't have sound card with the right jack for it, so I opted for a Asus DSX for about 70 dollars. However, I just read that the DSX might not be able to power it due to the impedance, and weirdly I should have opted for the cheaper DGX instead. Should i return the DSX? Will I still be able to use my PC350 with DSX or do I absolutely need the DGX?

Any help would be appreciated.

Keep the DSX in the box.

Your PC should have the right ports. Try to plug it in first and see how it works.

Impedance is something to be mindful of, but I would not worry about it right off the bat.

If worst comes to worst, yes the DGX is a better choice.
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I just realized why I thought I needed a sound card, and excuse my ignorance, but what I need are female 6.3mm to 3.5mm adapters to use the sennheiser pc 350 headphones. The DSX shipped already and I don't really wanna pay shipping to return it. Is there a way for my DSX to properly drive the headphones or am i SOL?
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DSX doesnt even have Dolby Headphones (surround sound for games/movies/etc.) on top of the missing headphone amp.
You should try the headphones on the onboard sound first.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 6/26/13 at 12:58am
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DSX doesnt even have Dolby Headphones (surround sound for games/movies/etc.) on top of the missing headphone amp.
You should try the headphones on the onboard sound first.




Seriously, dolby headphone is a joke, but that is besides the point.

The PC350 does have a higher impedance, but the sensitivity is also pretty darn high. Chances are you can run your headphones just fine.
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post #6 of 6
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You guys are probably right, so I guess the question is, is the DSX better than on board for the 350 even though neither has the amps to properly drive it, or is it so negligible that it's honestly not worth keeping?
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