hey im new to this forum,
i have read a lot treads but havent found an satisfactory answer to may dilemma.
i have bought the HD 518 headphones. i am now listening to them whit only my phone which is a Galaxy S. i know that my phone has a wolfoson audiochip and i am also using voodoo sound to get more gain out off it. so i get more volume that i would need.
my dilemma is: should buy the xonar essence stx. i read that this is a great sound card whit a dedicated headphone amp. but i am not sure if it will make that big of a difference. because my phone has already decent SQ and my phones aren’t that great either if compared to other expensive high end HP. i am confused because sometimes i read people say that the essence stx is overkill for HP like HD 518/ 558/ 559(which have the same impedance rating) but on the other hand it cant drive HP like HD 600/650 properly
what do you guys think is it worth the cash?