I am completely new in the audio world, I have owned a senneizer hd 515 and was quite happy with it (using it with my onboard sound card and my ipod). But I needed a second headphones for some reasons and wanted to buy a better one. I have read plenty of review telling that the AKG K550 was quite a good all around headphones and decided to go for this model (bough it 200 euros on amazon.de). It was shipped by the website but I could not try it at the moment. So first I would like to know if you thing I make a good choice! I wanted headphones for movies/music/games... The kind of music I listen too most ofently is house/electro/rap/pop (a bit of everything in fact :)). I wanted a headphones not too cold, I love when there are still bass, don't want exagerations, but I thing I won't like a headphone too axed on high frequencies sound :). So I hope you can confirm me that I made the right choice!
Then come my second question, I would like to know if it is worth buying a new sound card. I have an onboard one (ALC889 codec) with my Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3 and don't know if I will really notice a difference in movies (don't download DIVX)/games/music (try to listen to flac/320kbs). If you thing I will really notice a difference could you please try to explain what will be the difference (soundstage? sound quality? sound noise? fidelity regarding souce? claritiy?). Then could you try to advice me a good sound card? I don't need any kind of mixing, I am not an audio expert, the only thing I want to is basically use my headphones with it and put maybe later a home cinema on it. What should I look at basically?
Final question, does the onbaord ALC889 delivers enough "power" for the AKG K550 (I know it is 32 oms but I read it needs more to deliver it's full potential).
Thanks a lot for reading !!!
Edited by Abbadon1988 - 9/16/12 at 2:21pm