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open has more "sound staging"
close has more base
well thats what i understand of it..
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open has more "sound staging"
close has more base
well thats what i understand of it..
oh, maybe i just had it completely wrong.
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no what u said about sound leakage is also true~
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oh, okok, thanks. ill probably go with closed, because sometimes you just cant hear the bass. but ill open another thread when the time comes for headphones.

since no one said nothing against the sound card ill probably buy it.
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post #15 of 56
good sound card u wont regret it
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oh! another question.

my case has a jack output, can i connect that to the sound card? or will i be forced to use the one on the backplate from the card itself?
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post #17 of 56
need to plug the headphone into the sound card as it has a special amp for it!
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I have the Xonar Essence ST and it is an awesome sound card. I'm coming from a Soundblaster X-FI and the difference is night and day. The Essence XT is magnetically shielded from EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference). The reason I upgraded from my X-FI is that everytime my GPU has any activity, the X-FI will pick it up as interference and I can hear it faintly in the background. Very annoying. The Essence XT is crystal clear.
Also, the Essence XT has a built-in headphone amplifier so you don't need to go out and get a dedicated amplifier. The OP AMP is also upgradeable if one chooses to do so. I have the Essence XT paired with the Audio-Technica ATH-A900 headphones. The headphones is a closed-type but doesn't have the usual deep-based accustomed by closed-type headphones. I use the headphones mainly for 50%gaming, 35% movies, and 15% music. Very well-balanced headphone. It does require 40+ hours of burn in to get the sound right.
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oh! another question.

my case has a jack output, can i connect that to the sound card? or will i be forced to use the one on the backplate from the card itself?

You can connect it to your sound card but you will notice a slight degradation. Its best to connect your headphones directly to the back of your sound card for the best sound quality.
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post #20 of 56
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I have the Xonar Essence ST and it is an awesome sound card. I'm coming from a Soundblaster X-FI and the difference is night and day. The Essence XT is magnetically shielded from EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference). The reason I upgraded from my X-FI is that everytime my GPU has any activity, the X-FI will pick it up as interference and I can hear it faintly in the background. Very annoying. The Essence XT is crystal clear.
Also, the Essence XT has a built-in headphone amplifier so you don't need to go out and get a dedicated amplifier. The OP AMP is also upgradeable if one chooses to do so. I have the Essence XT paired with the Audio-Technica ATH-A900 headphones. The headphones is a closed-type but doesn't have the usual deep-based accustomed by closed-type headphones. I use the headphones mainly for 50%gaming, 35% movies, and 15% music. Very well-balanced headphone. It does require 40+ hours of burn in to get the sound right.
Ive read reviews where they infrom about that, but i dont understand why that is good. (because of my very poor knowledge en this topic, close to nothing.) could you explain a bit more?


As for the headphones, already another member recomended me them, i will have them in mind before i buy anything. but what does that mean that they need "burn in". as in i have to acustom to what im hearing?


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You can connect it to your sound card but you will notice a slight degradation. Its best to connect your headphones directly to the back of your sound card for the best sound quality.
oh, i see. ill do it anyways, but just for when i need that one. normally i will use the on the back, for better quality.

how long is the cable on those ATH-A900?
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