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i everybody i have bought a Razer carcharias headphone for my computer since 2month and i have a simple question did i need a dedicated sound card to have the best sound quality or it will be pretty much the same with the integrated one?
the integrated one is a : VIA VT1828s 8-chanel high deff codec.

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While you may find a small increase in sound quality, it won't be much of a difference. Why you ask? The reason is your headphones dont have anything more to offer. They have an impedance of 32Ω which matches the output of an ipod, not of anything higher. Therefore the power that your sound card deals out would be wasted and the high impedance offered would too. I would not advise you to go with a sound card if you plan on sticking with your carcharias, you're not really missing anything. Perhaps if you had invested in better quality headphones(there are many at the same price) then yes, it could have made a world of difference.
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While you may find a small increase in sound quality, it won't be much of a difference. Why you ask? The reason is your headphones dont have anything more to offer. They have an impedance of 32Ω which matches the output of an ipod, not of anything higher. Therefore the power that your sound card deals out would be wasted and the high impedance offered would too. I would not advise you to go with a sound card if you plan on sticking with your carcharias, you're not really missing anything. Perhaps if you had invested in better quality headphones(there are many at the same price) then yes, it could have made a world of difference.
thanks for fast repp
can't i have an exemple of what you say like a headphone that can't give me better sound an force me too buy a new sound card ? and my headphone i use its for sometimes music and often for gaming so just to give you an idea of what can't be the better for me.
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I'm sorry do you want a recommendation of a pair of headphones that WILL benefit from your soundcard? I understand if english is not your first language thats not a problem,just trying to clarify.
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I'm sorry do you want a recommendation of a pair of headphones that WILL benefit from your soundcard? I understand if english is not your first language thats not a problem,just trying to clarify.
no my first language is french so :S sorry but i know how to say my question but i dont know how to write it anyways , yea i want some recommendation for a pair of headphones that will benefit from my soundcard or a sort of combo like a great pair of headphones and a good soundcard to go with it .

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No problem, i would recommend

Sennheiser HD 595 or if you're short on cash, the 555s. A beyerdynamic or a denon in that price range would also go very well with your sound card.

The reason for this is, the manufacturers of such headphones expect the user to use them on equipment thats slightly better than an ipod and can actually drive them with the appropriate power. Therefore, as you go up the scale, but no always, you will see headphones have higher resistance to account for the massive power output of heavier equipment. This is the impedance.

The HD 595s have a nice impedance of about 50Ω, somewhere in the middle and will really popout when you connect them to a nice sound card.

How much are you willing to spend on a soundcard?
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No problem, i would recommend

Sennheiser HD 595 or if you're short on cash, the 555s. A beyerdynamic or a denon in that price range would also go very well with your sound card.

The reason for this is, the manufacturers of such headphones expect the user to use them on equipment thats slightly better than an ipod and can actually drive them with the appropriate power. Therefore, as you go up the scale, but no always, you will see headphones have higher resistance to account for the massive power output of heavier equipment. This is the impedance.

The HD 595s have a nice impedance of about 50Ω, somewhere in the middle and will really popout when you connect them to a nice sound card.

How much are you willing to spend on a soundcard?
for a soundcard i would say max 150$( without taxes and shipping ) if it really worth it and for the headphone i have a great limit on that because i know that valuable to pay more. and thanks for the information about the impedance that is good to know that
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sound cards don't make a difference on any sub-$100 headphones really
    
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sound cards don't make a difference on any sub-$100 headphones really
That's just not true.



A respectable budget sound card

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No problem, i would recommend

Sennheiser HD 595 or if you're short on cash, the 555s. A beyerdynamic or a denon in that price range would also go very well with your sound card.

The reason for this is, the manufacturers of such headphones expect the user to use them on equipment thats slightly better than an ipod and can actually drive them with the appropriate power. Therefore, as you go up the scale, but no always, you will see headphones have higher resistance to account for the massive power output of heavier equipment. This is the impedance.

The HD 595s have a nice impedance of about 50Ω, somewhere in the middle and will really popout when you connect them to a nice sound card.

How much are you willing to spend on a soundcard?
i have see the Sennheiser HD 595 for 149$ on amazon with 55% sale :O
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