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Ok so i purchased yesterday and they arrived today.... its entry level but i bought the gemini hsr 1000's and a cheapy zalman clip on microphone... im already blown away by the difference from the headsets ive had in the past (gaming headsets mostly)... the biggest difference being the ability to differentiate the instruments and sounds from each other much more clearly in hard rock music and the nuance tones from other types of music i simply missed before... this is driven from crappy onboard sound without an amp..... so i cant wait to get an amp and a proper sound card.....phone is charging so no pictures yet but im thinking of getting the fiio e6 as an amp and i dont know anything about sound cards so ill have read up on that one...
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Ok so i purchased yesterday and they arrived today.... its entry level but i bought the gemini hsr 1000's and a cheapy zalman clip on microphone... im already blown away by the difference from the headsets ive had in the past (gaming headsets mostly)... the biggest difference being the ability to differentiate the instruments and sounds from each other much more clearly in hard rock music and the nuance tones from other types of music i simply missed before... this is driven from crappy onboard sound without an amp..... so i cant wait to get an amp and a proper sound card.....phone is charging so no pictures yet but im thinking of getting the fiio e6 as an amp and i dont know anything about sound cards so ill have read up on that one...

I never bother with sound cards. Good desktop DAC/Amp will beat out a card IMO, plus don't need to worry about drivers on most DACs.
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I never bother with sound cards. Good desktop DAC/Amp will beat out a card IMO, plus don't need to worry about drivers on most DACs.

Is "IMO" even necessary? I guarantee no sound card will sound as good as even a modest Schiit Modi 2 + Magni 2 to anyone. Don't get me wrong though, there are nice sound cards and they can be very good budget options.

I also don't find sound card features to be justifiable 95% of the time. Virtual surround? Razer Surround does just that. EQ? There are plenty of other options.
 
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Would the fiio e6 drive these pretty well considering they are low impedance?
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If your'e going mobile sure. If you're going to be sitting at your desk there's better options.
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If your'e going mobile sure. If you're going to be sitting at your desk there's better options.
well I doubt ill be going mobile often so I'm open to ideas although price is a concern because until I get the better job I'm working on probably 50 dollar budget for amp....
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well I doubt ill be going mobile often so I'm open to ideas although price is a concern because until I get the better job I'm working on probably 50 dollar budget for amp....

E6 will do just fine until you can get something better.

Unless you wanna give this a try. Nobsound makes decent stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/Nobsound%C2%AE-Vacuum-Integrated-Amplifier-Headphone/dp/B014FASL1A
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Awesome piece of kit you have there. What does the rest of your setup looks like?
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My setup atm is :
First Watt F6
Pass Labs INT-150 as preamp or amp
Arcam irDAC
Schiit Wyrd
Doxa & Audioquest cables.

I drive my Hifiman HE-6 with the amps. No speakers

I will get a Schiit Gungnir multibit or yggdrasil soon.
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