Originally Posted by djinferno806
Overkill in what? amp power? Perhaps.
People seem to think that if you have meh headphones you should only get meh source hardware. If money isn't the issue then why not go higher. Of course headphones should always be the first investment.
But I had a 350 and 360 and the difference from a z to zxr was noticeable. These aren't your traditional headset. They do take advantage of decent hardware. And they scale up with such quite nicely. Bass response is meh but they are ment for competitive Fps so that point is moot.
Besides if you ever go up to headphones that requite more power, you should be set.
Overkill in what you are actually paying for with the ZXR vs. the ZX. With the ZXR you are paying for the daughter board that has recording inputs and its own Core3D chip on the board. If you aren't planning to use this board (which a pure gamer would not), then you are paying a lot for a very small difference between the ZX and ZXR. Like I said, unless he knows he wants to change Op-Amps (or have that option down the road) there is very little reason to buy the ZXR over the ZX. The ZXR does have Burr Brown DAC stock (ZX does not), but besides that there is almost no difference in the ZXR vs. ZX if you take out the daughter board.
This is what gives the ZXR a 124dB SNR vs. the ZX's Cirrus Logic and 116dB, however is this worth paying over $100 for?Edited by NCSUZoSo - 11/9/13 at 3:08pm