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Xonar Essence STX + Sennheiser 595, amazing

post #1 of 16
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went to frys to grab some $10 junk.
left with a new Xonar Essence STS.

frys =

absolutely amazing how this card has brought life to the 595s!!!

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before heading to frys i stopped in the home audio store to demo a set of Senn. 600s. the sales guy was nice enough to plug them into a mcintosh ma7000. then he fired up the b&w 804s,
post #2 of 16
Nice, I can't wait to open up my STX.. my HD 555's sound great already
post #3 of 16
Nice, I just ordered mine to go along with my ath-a700's. Glad to hear that they made your headphones sound good. I got something to look forward to when I open these up christmas morning.
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post #4 of 16
for sub $30, you can bring even more life to it by changing the opamps as the default opamps are rather low end.
post #5 of 16
Yup I had that card for a while. Brought my music to life!
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post #6 of 16
Nice man!
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I've had the chance to audition the majority of the Sennheiser Models and I found the HD 598 superior to the 595. However that being said I could tell there was a major difference between the 595/598 and my 650's. The 595's are great headphones and you will definitely enjoy them. I recommend the first gain option (normal gain) due to the impedence.
Edited by 45nm - 12/19/10 at 4:03pm
post #8 of 16
Just how much better do Senn HD555/HD595 sound out of this sound card compared to an average Realtek HD when listening music? (clearly, games that use OpenAL and similar API will sound better compared to the incomeplete software OpenAL implementation found on most PCs.)
post #9 of 16
I was going to buy just the regular Asus Xonar DX but now I guess I'm going to have to buy the STX... Looks like I'll have to wait even longer to get my new monitor or 6870.
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STX is a great sound card. Because of the power and clarity of it's amp section it will open up your music quite a bit. Also, it has built in Dolby Headphone processing so you will gain a huge plus in your 5.1 headphone emulation. The STX is a great card and I have zero complaints about it when combined with my Stax 404LE's and my Senn 595's
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