Oh yeah forgot I mentioned about the hiss when adjusting the volume, very sorry about that, my bad. Really not a problem to me though since this hiss only occurs when adjusting the volume. I already searched about this kind of hiss and some results say that it is normal on some receivers.
So my primal instinct was really correct, when I bought a mini-jack to RCA cable I saw 2 kinds of those, a normal-looking one and a thick one that they usually call "Heavy Duty". Bought the "Heavy Duty" cable and got no problems so far.
EDIT: After the M50's, Im planning to buy open-backed ones, still didnt decide what to buy though.
Ok I'll try turning them off, can you explain(if it is ok) what IRQ means? Im on a learning mode right now. Thanks.
Each device connected to the motherboard is given an IRQ.
If you go into windows device manager, that will show what kind of stuff gets IRQs
In the past each device had to have it's own IRQ,
like IRQ 1 thru IRQ 15.
As the years went on, more devices are added to PC computers, IRQs started to would run out.
Later versions of windows allowed devices to share the same IRQ, because there were more devices then IRQs available.
When IRQs were first shared, windows did not handle it perfectly, and some devices did not like sharing.
But the sharing problems were many years and years ago, like pre-windows XP.
Out of habit, I still like turning of unused devices in the motherboard.
Headphone wise, I just got some TakStar HI2050s, $64, good value for the price.
It looks like they are also sold under the name Technical Pro HTP990.
There is also the Takstar Pro80 closed headphone
Also Samson SR850 and Superlux HD668Bs are a good value, they both sell for $50 in the USA.
Check you local stores
Edited by PurpleAngel - 6/15/12 at 11:19pm