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Originally Posted by Zoltanar View Post

Amazon has the DT990's 250 Ohm at £118, can a Xonar DG power them sufficiently? If so that seems to be the route I'll go

No, it will not sufficiently power them.
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The clashing opinions are why I hadn't invested more in audio equipment before but I ordered the DT990s and a Xonar DGX and I'll post next week with my thoughts. Thanks to everyone who helped.
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Oh yeah, forgot you live in UK.
Sound Blaster Z OEM would be a great choice too. It's usually pretty hard to find but UK availability is good, it should do a better job at running the DT990.
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post #14 of 18
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The clashing opinions are why I hadn't invested more in audio equipment before but I ordered the DT990s and a Xonar DGX and I'll post next week with my thoughts. Thanks to everyone who helped.

I was basing it purely off specs and not experience. When it comes to audio, everyone is going to have different opinions because everyone's ears are different. I would suggest not going with creative, though. Their driver supports is like AMD's on a good day...
post #15 of 18
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I was basing it purely off specs and not experience. When it comes to audio, everyone is going to have different opinions because everyone's ears are different. I would suggest not going with creative, though. Their driver supports is like AMD's on a good day...

Exactly and is that not the same with creative and asus? They both had terrible drivers... Luckily I had never really issues with my Asus soundcard but creative cant be too bad aswell. The new Z series could be a great choice for the Op.


This could be a bit more expensive as expected but the DT 990 250 ohm is a very good choice in my opinion and its a headphone that lasts more than just 1 year.

To the Superlux options..well of course the DT 990 or 770 is better but not too much. In my opinion the HD 330 has less resolution and is more dull but it sounds very good aswell compared to the DT 770. It gets better with some little modding too.
More information and opinions about the HD330: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) The DT 990 is still a good a choice I just want to give some more options in here.
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post #16 of 18
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So I received the DT770 and Xonar DGX yesterday and here are my thoughts:

The headphones are really comfortable. The DGX couldn't get them loud enough for me though. So I've been using them out of my old Sansui amplifier that I had running my speakers and I can go as high as I want. The cable is long enough to reach my bed which I would say is about 2.5-3.5 meters away.Overall I'm a happy fellow.

The Xonar DGX didn't want to install (common issue telling you to plug in the device) but I eventually got the unified drivers installed so no problems there really.
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post #17 of 18
Did you use the right amplifier settings in the DGX? Common error is that you never raise the amp from 32ohm settings.
- The little hammer icon next to output tab.
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post #18 of 18
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Yes, I changed it but now that I think about it I haven't plugged the headphones directly into it since I changed that.
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