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my buddy wants to buy a sound card and headphones for his rig,

does he have to buy a card that has a headphone amp? (ie. stx and xfi forte)

or will any soundcard be able to drive headphones, i never had this problem since ive only ever had the Forte which has the dedicated headphone amp
 

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Any soundcard will be able to drive headphones, but one with a dedicated headphone amp would be better if the headphones had a high-impedance.
 

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Need for an AMP. First off, is he an audiophile?
Personally, if you really wants some kick ass sound. Have him grab an Asus Xonar DX and some AD700 headphones.
 
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