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So ive decided on getting the sennheiser hd 598 and the asus xonar essence st.

What do i need to do to get the most out of this equipment.
    
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So ive decided on getting the sennheiser hd 598 and the asus xonar essence st.

What do i need to do to get the most out of this equipment.

lots of free time to enjoy your favorite music.. enjoy your new gear..
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FLACs. And mediamonkey or foobar.
    
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Thats what i need help with. The music to play on this stuff.

I want to make sure im not wasting the equipment by using some crappy quality music.
    
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post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by Dustinthewind View Post
So ive decided on getting the sennheiser hd 598 and the asus xonar essence st.

What do i need to do to get the most out of this equipment.
Not the essence STX? Now I'm confused, I thought that there was only the essence stx? What is the st?

Anyways that sound card is a bit of an all in one, DAC, amp, and all you need is that card.
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I mean the actual audio FILES.
    
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post #7 of 41
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Not the essence STX? Now I'm confused, I thought that there was only the essence stx? What is the st?
The ST is the PCI version of the STX, which is PCI-e. Reportedly there's slight differences in S/N ratio between them, but they're both very adequate for entry-level Hi-Fi.

Just use high quality files (anything above 192kbps mp3 is enough TBH) or Spotify Premium. Be sure your sound card drivers don't have any surround virtualization/crossfeed plugins going on (unless that's what you want, it's better to start without any though).
    
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post #8 of 41
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Alrighty. Im getting this instead of an ssd/ headphones. I figured i should get the headphones with the soundcard.

BTW im only 14 so im kind of a tech elitist :>
    
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post #9 of 41
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(anything above 192kbps mp3 is enough TBH)
    
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... Is it bad that i dont get it T_T
    
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