Question for those here that are more in the know regarding amp'ing, connections, and so forth.
I've got some T50RPs that I've made my own "Thunderpants-style" headphones with. They sound great, though I'm continuing to *tweak* them and make them better. I know that they like a lot of "power" to really drive the drivers, so I'm working on that angle. Since I use them almost entirely at work, that's my focus. I've got a Win7 PC with a Soundblaster X-Fi sound card. Going direct to the soundcard actually sounds pretty darned good, but I've found a nice stereo receiver that I'd like to use as an amp.
Since the amp is an older model (analog only, RCA-in), I'm guessing that my best option is to go OUT from the 1/8" jack on the soundcard, IN to an RCA input on the receiver, and then plug my headphones directly in to the front of the receiver. I can set the computer volume to something nominal, I would guess, and then use the eq and volume on the front of the receiver.
Does that sound like my best option, without introducing more hardware? Will that give me the additional "power" that I'm looking for?