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Its not so much your sound card as it is your headphones. Upgrading to a higher end soundcard or DAC would be beneficial, its simply that you are looking to invest in some rather low end headphones that really dont need an amp to be driven properly. Honestly I use Little Dot amps and love them (though I personally didnt see much of an improvement from MKIII over MKII). Realistically you should perhaps cancel your rx900s and invest in some midfi headphones.
Thank you for the advice! Can you recommend some headphones?

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Originally Posted by cuy50 View Post
64 ohm impedance? You probably will notice a small improvement particularly in the low end. But I would save my money and upgrade the headphones first.
Thank you too! Headphone recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

I have tried HD555 and I preferred my HA-RX700's to them.

I should also add I prefer closed ear so I can't hear my 470's at 100% fan (the JVC's block that out nicely!)
Edited by mtbiker033 - 12/22/10 at 3:42pm
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post #12 of 24
the best sound for the money senn hd 555. used $60 look for a pair.
then your all set enjoy your cans w/ your sound card.
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Would A700's gain anything from an MKIII?
To pair with the MKIII:

I would be looking at the DT880 or DT990 600 ohm versions, the AKG 701/702 (these are a love it or hate it headphone), HD650, ahd2000, srh750DJ, etc.

I personally went with the DT880s.

Buying lower end, but decent headphones is really not going to bring out the best in your amp purchase. I would personally rethink my amp purchase. Buy the Denon ahd2000 headphones with a quality dac or sound card.

Honestly the ahd2000s are some of the best sounding headphones that dont require an amp to drive them (though they do benefit from one).
Edited by Woundingchaney - 12/22/10 at 3:44pm
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To pair with the MKIII:

I would be looking at the DT880 or DT990 600 ohm versions, the AKG 701/702 (these are a love it or hate it headphone), HD650, ahd2000, srh750DJ, etc.

I personally went with the DT880s.

Buying lower end, but decent headphones is really not going to bring out the best in your amp purchase. I would personally rethink my amp purchase. Buy the Denon ahd2000 headphones with a quality dac or sound card.
thanks for the advice, time for research!

I see the DT880 comes in two different ohm settings, 250 or 32ohm, how does that affect the sound? Is that related to what they will be connected to?
Edited by mtbiker033 - 12/22/10 at 3:55pm
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music tastes?
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thanks for the advice, time for research!

I see the DT880 comes in two different ohm settings, 250 or 32ohm, how does that affect the sound? Is that related to what they will be connected to?
They come in 3 different version, 32ohm - 250ohm - 600ohm.
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music tastes?
music tastes good
post #18 of 24
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thanks for the advice, time for research!

I see the DT880 comes in two different ohm settings, 250 or 32ohm, how does that affect the sound? Is that related to what they will be connected to?
All you need to know regarding the differences:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...90-models-more
post #19 of 24
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To pair with the MKIII:

I would be looking at the DT880 or DT990 600 ohm versions, the AKG 701/702 (these are a love it or hate it headphone), HD650, ahd2000, srh750DJ, etc.

I personally went with the DT880s.

Buying lower end, but decent headphones is really not going to bring out the best in your amp purchase. I would personally rethink my amp purchase. Buy the Denon ahd2000 headphones with a quality dac or sound card.

Honestly the ahd2000s are some of the best sounding headphones that dont require an amp to drive them (though they do benefit from one).
Guess what I'm getting for Christmas? An MKIII and DT880 600 ohms.
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Guess what I'm getting for Christmas? An MKIII and DT880 600 ohms.
what's your source?
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