Second let me point out this is a set up for a gaming Rig I am building.
My first question involves Sound Cards.
I was looking into buying the Asus Phoebus sound card..pairing it with an AMP and the AKG Q701 headphone. The question is do you guys recommend a different sound card? It needs to have 7.1, (and headphone amp booster preferably).
My Second question involves AMPs.
I did some research and am looking to get the Matrix M-Stage amp. Would this be a good AMP to provide enough current to use my AKG Q701 effectively? (I am fairly set on getting the AKG Q701's however I can always be persuaded )
My Final Question involves using High end AMPs with Mic extensions on the headphones
What i don't understand, is if a mic extension like the antlion modmic would work with the Matrix M.
I plan on using the AKG Q701 for gaming as well as enjoyment. So i need a Mic Extension like the Antlion in order to talk to people in games. From what I understand Mixamp Pro from astro was specifically made to be used with a headphone that has a mic extension. However it doesn't provide enough current to fully utilize the Q701.
My question is: Can the Matrix M-Stage amp use an extension of a Mic onto a headphone as well? if not are there any Amps that someone can suggest that bring out the full potential of the AKG Q701..while also being able to use a mike extension?