Sounds like good fortune for you! The other benefit of the Zx module, besides keeping things neat and convenient, is it supplies a mic that's supposed to be good at focusing on your voice and canceling out fans & keyboards & stuff. Listen to your headphones with music first, then compare your amp to the card's headphone out once you get it! I'm quite interested in the new Creative stuff, though (as I said) torn about the Ti HD too (and poor, lol).
Most hi-fi headphones (and one $2 headphone I saw Chicolom buy 0_o) come with a 1/4 to 1/8 plug adapter (6.3mm to 3.5mm adapter, just the plug, looks like a bullet), so you may not need to go out and buy one. The Zx module also has both sized outlets
Edit: hmmmmmmmm... That bundled amp? 50mW? I'm thinking....... the iPod's built-in amp is more powerful than that For comparison, a FiiO E11 produces about 300mW at 32 Ohms, and the E9 (and my E12) produces over 3x that much. It'll be interesting to read your findings
Edited by Evshrug - 2/3/13 at 2:40pm