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Hey guys, I've got a question for you audiophile experts. I've got a Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80ohms coming in and have a pair of Senn 595's that I'm currently using, I was using a Fiio e7 as a usb dac but it crapped out. What I'd like to know is if a ASUS Xonar DS with upgraded LME49720NA OP AMPS (its being sold by a member here in the marketplace) would be as good as the e7 or better for both of these headphones?
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Damn, the beyers are just so much better than my previous Shure SRH750DJ. biggrin.gif
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That's good to hear but will they be good with that sound card I listed?
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I'm guessing you will be good. Most dedicated sound cards made by Asus are decent, so I can't really see you having a bad experience with the combo. The Beyers even sound great out of an iPhone or my S3.
 
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AFAIK (correct me if you know differently) the Asus cards that don't brag about having integrated headphone amps... don't have one. That includes Xonar DS. A line output can kind of drive headphones, but it's the wrong tool for the job, pretty much. Just because somebody makes a good wrench at a good price doesn't mean that you want to use it as a hammer, that it's better than a cheaper hammer for that purpose.

Step down to the DG / DGX, which should be an upgrade for headphones, probably more in line with the E7.
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I really want a pair of HE-400s.

Man they look so nice.
 
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Originally Posted by Lazy Bear View Post

I really want a pair of HE-400s.

Man they look so nice.

So long as you understand their strength and weaknesses they're a good purchase.
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That's epic - yes!
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So long as you understand their strength and weaknesses they're a good purchase.

Care to elaborate? I haven't put a ton of research into them yet.
 
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