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Hello all,

Recently, I've bought myself X-FI Titanium HD paired with Sennheiser HD598 and couldn't be any happier about the sound card and the sound it produces. The music playback and movies are incredibly crisp and clear. I'm officially sold to a dedicated sound cards. And of course, audiophile headphones.

Anyway, I have a question that I am yet to find an answer to.

I am not entirely sure which output should I use for my HD598s. Currently, I am utilizing the Front Channel output, but the Ohm rate isn't mentioned so I don't know if my HD598s are fed enough.

Which output is the "Headph. 330Ohm" that is mentioned in the diagram? The output on the back of the card? Maybe I can buy RCA Male to 1/4" female cable and use my HD598s that way? Please, shed some light.

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post #2 of 6
Plug it into the back headphone out.
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Plug it into the back headphone out.
Okay, will that provide the 330Ohm rate?

What if I buy 2 RCA to 1/4" jack? Will that help in anyway?

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post #4 of 6
Apparently the Titanium HD supports 330Ohm (sounds a bit high IMO).

Your headphones are much lower impedance (50 ohms) so you don't have to do anything. Just keep them plugged into whatever they're currently plugged into.
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That is the strongest, cleanest output from the card from my experience. Impedance means how hard a device is to drive e.g. resistance to electrical current.

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post #6 of 6
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+rep

Okay, I will perhaps use the headphone output jack.
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