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post #31 of 39
HD201s should be very easy to drive. They're only 24 ohms.

Also, if you're wanting to save some money, you can do with a Xonar DS instead of DX as well. Especially for low budget headphones. If you want to semi-future proof, the DX isn't a bad purchase.

Just whatever you do. Spend more on headphones and don't buy HD202s.
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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
HD201s should be very easy to drive. They're only 24 ohms.

Also, if you're wanting to save some money, you can do with a Xonar DS instead of DX as well. Especially for low budget headphones. If you want to semi-future proof, the DX isn't a bad purchase.

Just whatever you do. Spend more on headphones and don't buy HD202s.
Is the JVC HARX700 any good a laptop integrated soundcard?
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by JTD92 View Post
Is the JVC HARX700 any good a laptop integrated soundcard?
The DAC in a laptop integrated soundcard is going to make a $500 pair of phones sound the same as a $40 pair of phones. Not exactly the best sound source.
post #34 of 39
Laptop integrated source is seriously poor, but the RX700s will output..sound?

You should look into purchasing an external solution like an external DAC if you really want to enjoy music. The Rx700s are also not top of the line headphones so, you'll still enjoy them for what they are a lot more than more expensive headphones if that's what's stopping you from buying them.
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+rep to you guys for all of the advice. I'm only slightly more confused than before. . My issue with buying high end headphones is I go through them quite often. Between myself being reckless and two young boys, they will inevitably be damaged at some point.
I may just grab the HD 201's. A sound card may have to wait until after my second 6950 arrives.
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post #36 of 39
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+rep to you guys for all of the advice. I'm only slightly more confused than before. . My issue with buying high end headphones is I go through them quite often. Between myself being reckless and two young boys, they will inevitably be damaged at some point.
I may just grab the HD 201's. A sound card may have to wait until after my second 6950 arrives.
While perhaps a sound card can wait if your on board/motherboard integrated sound is recent and decent, HD201s are not at all acceptable as headphones. If you're going to spend any money you should at least do it right. The build quality on the HD201s is poor. The RX700s are a stronger build, sound better and for like 13 bucks more..dude..no brainer.

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post #37 of 39
Have to agree with Simca, I went from HD 201's to the JVC HA-RX700's and it was a huge improvement. 201's are decent, not terrible, cheap, somewhat dispensible, bang around sort of headphone if you can get them for that $12.95 sale price they can be found at every now and then. But moving up to the $35 RX700's was a huge improvement without a huge jump in price from the $22 normal pricing of the 201's.

Also you might want to check out the Asus Xonar DG . Cheap soundcard with a headphone amp. It made a nice improvent over onboard for me. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ound_Card.html , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SUS-_-29132020
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post #38 of 39
lol you saw it too on livehotdeals
im going to get me one of these too. the code expires on the 31st
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post #39 of 39
Code, what code ?

NVM, I take it you mean for the 202's in the OP.
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