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Can my current setup handle good headphones?

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Hi guys.

 

(This part is optional to read) First of all, I'm a newbie in Audiophile world. Secondly I'd like to apologise for my terrible English. So everything started few weeks back when I got myself a pair of not very expensive (by your standards) IEM's ~50$. Since then I can't even listen to my super-cheap PC speakers and headphones. So I thought I could spend like ~70$ on better headphones, but is that really that simple, since I haven't got good audio source.?

 

I'd like to buy balanced and comfortable headphones at around ~70$ (thinking about Sennheiser 428), and use my PC as an audio source. And here's the problem - I haven't got expensive sound card or amplifier. Could my current Creative Xtreme Music use full potential of those headphones? Or shouldn't I buy headphones like thit untill I get a better soundcard?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 2

They are nice, try them! 

 

They are pretty much guaranteed to sound better than what you have now (unless its somewhat nice) and the sound card will drive them well enough until you can upgrade. I doubt most sound card will get the best sound out of anything, but better headphones or speakers trump all but the worst source.

 

On that note, since you are already considering an upgrade, you will probably be considering another in a little bit again... shipping inexpensive headphones second hand is a loosing game... look around for something else that may be better and interests you and buy it second hand. 

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