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post #11 of 19
Im sure a pair of sennheiser hd650 would benefit from this card.

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post #12 of 19
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Because 555's don't require amplification and you could save yourself $50-70 by getting a Xonar DX instead
My ATH-A700 don't require an amp but it sounds better then my DX and DS. Might be a placebo effect but i'm still happy
post #13 of 19
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My ATH-A700 don't require an amp but it sounds better then my DX and DS. Might be a placebo effect but i'm still happy
Same here. Have the same setup. It definitely is not only an improvement over onboard sound, but in my opinion, was well worth the money.
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post #14 of 19
I bought mine @ fry's thanks to a gift card from the mrs. and bro-in-law

best thing I bought at Frys =D
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post #15 of 19
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This is an absolutely wonderful card..if you have cans that will benefit from some extra driving then you should pick this up. That bring said, do not buy this for your 555's, PLEASE!
Hey, some of us can't afford buying everything at once I'm perfectly happy with my 555's until I can afford something much better
post #16 of 19
It's showing a regular price of $179.
Deal's over?
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Sorry for the unclear instructions, but YMMV means instore and not everyone will have the same opportunity for the same price. Check your local frys by giving them a call.
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post #18 of 19
HD555s don't get any use of the amp, but the reason the STX sounds better than the DX isn't because of the amp, it's because the STX is a better card throughout.

As for the HD650s, if you're using those, while the STX can hold it's own, you should be looking into getting a DAC+Amplifier.
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HD555s don't get any use of the amp, but the reason the STX sounds better than the DX isn't because of the amp, it's because the STX is a better card throughout.

As for the HD650s, if you're using those, while the STX can hold it's own, you should be looking into getting a DAC+Amplifier.
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