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Originally Posted by wompwomp;14804252 
Hey guys I have a quick question,

I just purchased a XONAR DG and I was wondering if I have to plug the HD AUDIO plug into to the sound card for the front panel headphone/mic jack to take effect of the sound card or could I just leave the HD AUDIO plug plugged into my motherboard.

Good question. You will need the front audio connector plugged directly into the sound card. You will also want to go into the bios and under the component options un-check the HD audio if applicable. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by wompwomp;14804252 
Hey guys I have a quick question,

I just purchased a XONAR DG and I was wondering if I have to plug the HD AUDIO plug into to the sound card for the front panel headphone/mic jack to take effect of the sound card or could I just leave the HD AUDIO plug plugged into my motherboard.

Man I'm in the same boat I think.
I have a Xonar DX 7.1 sound card, and always have to plug my headphones into the actual soundcard at the back of the PC and swap it out every time I want to switch to my speakers.

I really wish I could just use the green headphone jack at the front of the PC while still getting the functionality of the Xonar DX
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Originally Posted by rogueblade;14807237 
Man I'm in the same boat I think.
I have a Xonar DX 7.1 sound card, and always have to plug my headphones into the actual soundcard at the back of the PC and swap it out every time I want to switch to my speakers.

I really wish I could just use the green headphone jack at the front of the PC while still getting the functionality of the Xonar DX

Get an extension cable and a Y-splitter .
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Just picked up some ATH-700s, so count me in!
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Originally Posted by rogueblade;14807237 
Man I'm in the same boat I think.
I have a Xonar DX 7.1 sound card, and always have to plug my headphones into the actual soundcard at the back of the PC and swap it out every time I want to switch to my speakers.

I really wish I could just use the green headphone jack at the front of the PC while still getting the functionality of the Xonar DX
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Originally Posted by FearSC549;14807248 
Get an extension cable and a Y-splitter .

Please elaborate!
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Originally Posted by snoogins;14807254 
Just picked up some ATH-700s, so count me in!

A700's (closed back) or AD700's (open back)?
     
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Originally Posted by rogueblade;14807318 
Please elaborate!

Plug extension cable to sound card and then to the Y-splitter. The extension cable is for convenience so that you can easily plug/unplug your headphone. Actually you don't need a Y-splitter at all if you're going to be switching between speaker/headphone.
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Sennheiser HD280 Pro - They live up to their reputation, I've had mine since I was a freshman in highschool (~7 years ago) and never really took care of them, they still work like new.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50s - I haven't touched the HD280s since I got the M50s, they are probably my favorite closed headphone considering their extremely reasonable price.

Sennheiser HD650 - This thing is a behemoth of sound quality, I listen to a lot of high end speakers because I love audio but there is almost nothing that can match the detail and neutrality (except for moderately rolled off highs, which I like). If you're looking for headphones and have money to burn, these are my favorite by a large margin.
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Originally Posted by Remonster;14824958 
Sennheiser HD280 Pro - They live up to their reputation, I've had mine since I was a freshman in highschool (~7 years ago) and never really took care of them, they still work like new.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50s - I haven't touched the HD280s since I got the M50s, they are probably my favorite closed headphone considering their extremely reasonable price.

Sennheiser HD650 - This thing is a behemoth of sound quality, I listen to a lot of high end speakers because I love audio but there is almost nothing that can match the detail and neutrality (except for moderately rolled off highs, which I like). If you're looking for headphones and have money to burn, these are my favorite by a large margin.

You lucky guy, i want a pair of 650s.

Im thinking about making a FT thread with my M50s, AD700s, B2s, and a Xonar DX for a pair of 650s.
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So. I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I currently use a pair of Senns 280s plugged into the back of my Xonar DX and they sound even better than they did prior to my purchasing and installing a sound card instead of using onboard audio. What a difference! I've messed with every setting that the Xonar software comes with and the bass response is simply staggering. Amazing what a good sound card can do.

However, while these sound fantastic right now, I am wondering if there would be much of a difference in sound quality if I upgraded to 598s. I know that there has to be some individuals here who owned or own both of these headphones so I'd be very much interested in your input specifically. Is there much of a difference between 280s and 598s? Should I just save up for [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-650-Lightweight-Audiophile/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1315307123&sr=1-1"]HD 650s[/ame] and an [ame="http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Desktop-Headphone-Amplifier-Dock/dp/B004M172FY/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c"]E9 desktop headphone amplifier[/ame]?

I'm in the position to buy a used set of 598s for $100 so any and all input is very welcome. Thanks!
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