Hi all. I am looking into buying a new audio setup for my pc. my budget is approx £500
At the moment i have an Auzentech X-Meridian (1st gen) sound card, paired with Audio Technica ATH-A900 headphones (i also have HD555s but rarely use them - the are INCREDIBLY uncomfortable for me... hurt the top of my head!!)
I am thinking about the next step:
An Asus Xonar Essence STX is almost a definate (unless someone suggest why i shouldnt go down this route)
The must have a big sound stage, as i play fps computer games all the time, but when im not, i listen to music... all sort of music (hardcore dance to death metal to classical to electro and house)
Audio Technica ATH-AD700 (according to many, the best value for money gaming headphones out there... creating a great sound stage for games, however lacking any sort of bass
Audio Technica ATH-AD900 (bigger brother, more expensive, but worth the price?)
Sennheiser HD 650 (will i get the same discomfort from these as i do the HD555s?)
Beyerdynamic DT 880 (250ohm - or 600 depending on the reasons)
do i need one with these headhphones considering the STX has one? if i will benefit from one, which inexpensive one would you suggest? would i then not need an STX? (it is said to have a great noise DB ratio... would it be good to pair it up with an amp? what do i look for in one? are gold inputs a must on an amp? are there many with a few headphones inputs? id like to keep my AD900s in some use!
i really love my games and have a massive passion for a variety of music so i really want to get the right one!!
i appreciate any help i get
thanks a lot!
Edited by XenatR - 12/19/11 at 7:40pm