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Trying to improve audio from movies on pc, help needed

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Hi, im new to the whole high(er) end audio world and have been reading on and off for the past few weeks.

now that i have been exposed to the different quality of sound i am very desatisfied with what im hearing, i have Senn's HD238 with onboard audio (asus p8z68 v pro/gen3).

the sound level is low and not very clear.

my main goal is to have the best sound i can get within my budget for movies and vidoes i watch from my pc.

 

i have been looking at getting Sennheisers HD555 or 558. and in addition to that am willing to spend another 100-120$ on maybe a new sound card or amp.

 

- are these headphones good for watching movies, if not do you have any suggestions?

- i am confused about getting a new sound card like the xonar d1/dx and an amp or and external dac/amp like the Fiio e10 or the Nuforce uDac2.

  do those external dacs support dts or dd for watching bluray movies?

 

any other variations/combos or tips would be a great help.. 

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So you're looking for a headphone recommendation with maybe a new soundcard/AMP/DAC?

Try posting in the Headphone section, you'll get a lot more feedback.

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Originally Posted by Astoniam View Post

Hi, im new to the whole high(er) end audio world and have been reading on and off for the past few weeks.

now that i have been exposed to the different quality of sound i am very desatisfied with what I'm hearing, i have Senn's HD238 with on board audio (asus p8z68 v pro/gen3).

the sound level is low and not very clear.

my main goal is to have the best sound i can get within my budget for movies and vidoes i watch from my pc.

 

i have been looking at getting Sennheisers HD555 or 558. and in addition to that am willing to spend another 100-120$ on maybe a new sound card or amp.

 

- are these headphones good for watching movies, if not do you have any suggestions?

- i am confused about getting a new sound card like the xonar d1/dx and an amp or and external dac/amp like the Fiio e10 or the Nuforce uDac2.

  do those external dacs support dts or dd for watching bluray movies?

 

any other variations/combos or tips would be a great help.. 

The Asus Xonar DG sound card ($25) can drive the Senn HD558 (50-Ohm).

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