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Yes, when I change the volume in the Creative SB-Z driver, that volume change is reflected in the Windows volume slider and that change is also reflected in the SB-Z driver as I change the volume directly through Windows.   I didn't realize this was a common issue with the SB-Z but will look further into it. Thanks for letting me know.   In general though, does lowering the volume in Windows to around 10% reduce sound quality?
Hi, I recently bought the Sennheiser HD-598 and so far have been very impressed with these headphones. Along with that I also purchased a Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card and have the 598 plugged into its 600ohm headphone amp port which significantly improves the audio quality from on board sound, however I noticed that I have to turn the Windows system volume down to about 6% to 10% most of the time because anything more is way too loud. When plugged directly into my...
Between what I've read here and elsewhere I went ahead and ordered the HD 598. I'm looking forward to trying them out. Thanks for your help. 
They will mostly be used with my Windows PC and Sound Blaster Z sound card which has a 600ohm headphone amp.
Hi, I'm looking to get a pair of headphones in the $150 - $200 range and have narrowed my options down to the Sennheiser HD 598 or one of the Beyerdynamic DT headphones.   I would mostly be using these for listening to music (classical and jazz primarily, so lots of bass isn't important) and gaming. So far from what I read the HD 598 seems to be better for music while the Beyerdymanic headphones on average seem to be better for gaming, but that may be wrong since I've...
I'll mostly be using these headphones with my Sound Blaster Z sound card through it's 600Ohm amplified headphone out 3.5mm connection.    As such I'm wondering if the DT line might be a better value. Both seem to have all the features I'm looking for. The HD 598 seems to offer a better sound stage but from a number of reviews I read the DT 900 Pro seems to be a better set of headphones overall. For use with a sound card amplifier, do you think the 598 is still better for...
After reading more comparisons I think it's worth the extra $50 to upgrade from the 558 to the 598, however one set of headphones I see commonly compared against the 598 is the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro. So far I've read mixed opinions on which is a better value. Currently the DT 990 Pro costs slightly less but despite that some claim it yields better sound.   Between these two headphones, which do you think is the better value at their current prices? Is the 598 still...
 Thanks for those suggestions everyone. The HD 558 seems like a good option for what I'm looking for in headphones, especially with that foam mod, which might not even be necessary. I saw for about $50 extra, there's the similar HD 598 which from briefly reading comparisons between the two, appears to have significantly improved audio quality over the 558. In your opinion do you think it's worth spending that extra amount for the upgrade? Also the headphones I've been...
Hi, I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones and would appreciate some recommendations on what pair you think would work best for how I'd use them.   These headphones would be used mostly for music and some gaming. My budget for new headphones is around $150. The types of music I'd mostly listen to on them are classical and jazz with some vocals, so having lots of bass isn't important. Instead I'm looking for a pair which can provide clean sound with a good sound...
Hello,   I’m looking to upgrade the audio quality of my PC which I mostly use for music and gaming, and took the first step towards that by picking up a Sound Blaster Z sound card while it was on sale recently.   It’s hard to tell a difference in quality between the sound card and on-board audio when played on my Bose Companion II series II speakers, which from what I read aren’t that great.   Now I’m looking for a pair of speakers which can take advantage of this...
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