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 Either route is viable. I suppose it depends on whether you don't mind having an external DAC around your computer space or not. It's worth nothing that a DAC with S/PDIF input would benefit a wide range of sources; a new sound card only benefits a computer, and since you're already packing an X-Fi Titanium, you already have most of the DSP stuff the Titanium HD brings to the table. If you were to buy the Titanium HD, what are you going to do with the existing X-Fi...
Wait a minute: I was supposed to wrap the headband in that cloth thing, NOT use it as a cable wrap?   Oh well, still felt comfortable enough to me without it.   Yes, that's Change's K612 in that box, and no, I definitely wasn't expecting that Bifrost to come packed in literal popcorn!   ...Is that a second-gen Wacom Bamboo tablet on your desk? Didn't think you'd keep such a thing in portrait orientation, or that you might have one to draw stuff with.   In unrelated...
Unfortunately, that's correct. It's either THX TSP Surround or Scout Mode with the Recon3D USB, not both.The Z-series cards may be different, but I can't say for sure.
 You got the SRM-T1 fixed? Sweet!
 The main DSP feature is headphone virtual surround, but if you're into older PC games, proper DirectSound3D (via ALchemy) and OpenAL support becomes a big concern, because they sound like crap without it. S/PDIF = coaxial or optical/Toslink digital output. Your Xbox One has an optical-out on the back. Your computer's loudness is only a consideration if the fan noise gets to the point where you want the added isolation of closed headphones over open ones. It's more of a...
External USB DACs = no headphone virtual surround.   Get a sound card if that's what you want. If you're really audiophile about it, get a cheap sound card with the DSP features you want and then pipe its S/PDIF output to an external audiophile DAC.   As for headphone recommendations, I suppose that depends on your tastes. I'm actually a bit hesitant to recommend the HE-400 because while it's a pretty good headphone for bass and treble, I personally cannot stand the...
Like I said before, local yard sale.No manual, but nevertheless, I made out like a bandit.
Does this mean I better put my $1 copy of Suikoden II on eBay ASAP?   I normally wouldn't, but I'm kinda short on cash right now.
Next time I'm in the position to blow $300+ on headphones, I'm treating myself to another Stax SR-Lambda in as close to original condition as can be reasonably expected for a vintage headphone like that. Maybe it'll be a Koss ESP/950 instead, but now we're talking $600+ with an amp that most people replace with a proper Pro bias Stax amp and make adapter cables for. The days of $350 BIN ESP/950s on eBay are long past.
It'll work, but you won't be getting Dolby Headphone-mixed audio, which will mean crippled stereo mixing with no sense of front and rear. I can't compare to the HD598, sorry. Not fair to talk about headphones I haven't personally evaluated.
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