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380 for HD600s, 200 for Asus Essence ST total 580. For 90 more you can get the HD650s. Up to you if it's worth it.

HD600s are A-Ok.
So, Asus Essence can drive HD600s without an external amp? If it works, that's not a bad combo for that budget..
post #12 of 48
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So, Asus Essence can drive HD600s without an external amp? If it works, that's not a bad combo for that budget..

the card has a built in headphone amp which is why i think its able to handle the HD600's although i don't know what else it can handle.
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AKG K701/K702 with FiiO E9?
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AKG K701/K702 with FiiO E9?

from what i read the FiiO E9 can power the AKG k701's just fine although i dont really know what the pair would sound like.
post #15 of 48
the AKG K701/K702 are notoriously hard to drive to due their piss poor sensitivity.
A real love it or hate it headphone. I'm in the hate it camp. the Fiio E9 will drive it, just not to it's potential.
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Which card should be better for gaming ? Asus Essence ST, Xonar Xense or Auzentech X-Fi Bravura?
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post #17 of 48
I would say x-fi bravura. If you're actually looking for music and blue ray movies then xonar would be a good place to go to.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean to upgrade for gaming. For example, some want great entertainment with the ambient music in games like origins and the witcher. With that you need a system that can reproduce classical instruments accurately. That would cost a fair bit. If you're just looking for more impact on all sides of the spectrum along with positional sound then an ST and beyer 990 is a good start.

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380 for HD600s, 200 for Asus Essence ST total 580. For 90 more you can get the HD650s. Up to you if it's worth it.

HD600s are A-Ok.
Ouch.. I paid 200 for the 600s, and 110 for the stx. The HD650 are or were 340 on amazon new.
    
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post #18 of 48
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I'm looking for more positional sound than anything else. I'm not an audiophile but only a general music lover. In terms of percentage, I'll use it for gaming 70% and movies+music 30%.
So it's basically the choice is between Essence ST and Auzen X-Fi Bravura for the soundcard.
For HP, it's between Senn 600/650 and Beyer DT880/DT990.

Have your say.
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post #19 of 48
I don't think there's that much to gain in terms of gaming performance by upgrading from an AD700. You might benefit more by just getting a sound card that can do positioning better than your Xonar DX.

Can you find an X-Fi Titanium HD in India?
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post #20 of 48
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
I don't think there's that much to gain in terms of gaming performance by upgrading from an AD700. You might benefit more by just getting a sound card that can do positioning better than your Xonar DX.

Can you find an X-Fi Titanium HD in India?
Yea it's availiable here in India (and Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series is right availiable in my local store). Creative and Asus Sound cards are readily availiable here. It's Auzentech cards which are not readily availiable but there are online shops here who imports from outside upon placing order.
Yes thats why I'm looking for a soundcard too which can reproduce positional audio cues better than Xonar DX.
Edited by tech99 - 3/14/11 at 11:51pm
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