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Thinking of getting these headphones but i don't know if it is better for me to get a soundcard "Xonar Essence STX" or a AMP "FiiO E12 or something like that" What would you guys say?
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I'd get the STX; you get the Asus software for tweakery, and it's a more integrated setup.
 
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Okay thanks.
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It depends on what you want out of it. Either would amp the AD900 just fine, the soundcard offers things like hardware EQ, simulated surround, mic input and effects, etc. If all you do is listen to music, then you might prefer a USB DAC and amp solution.
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Originally Posted by DrGroove View Post

It depends on what you want out of it. Either would amp the AD900 just fine, the soundcard offers things like hardware EQ, simulated surround, mic input and effects, etc. If all you do is listen to music, then you might prefer a USB DAC and amp solution.
Mostly going to be used for competitive gaming and music.
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