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I use the HT Omega Claro Plus.  http://www.htomega.com/claroplus.html

 

I wanted to know when playing a game , listening to music, watching a video, watching a bluray, etc... how do I know which KHz setting to use? In my sound card settings software there is an option for Digital Audio 44.1 KHz , Digital Audio 48 KHz, Digital Audio 96 KHz, Digital Audio 192 KHz. I am currently using Sennheiser HD 598 headphones and just ordered AKG Q701 headphones to compare with.

 

Being that I have a high end audio card (at least I think it is) would I benefit from a headphone amp with the headphones I mentioned above. What would be a good affordable headphone amp (below $300 if possible)

 

Being that my sound card program controls all aspects of audio on my pc, is there anything I need to do with the Sound option in the Windows 7 control panel? thanks for any help.

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I use the HT Omega Claro Plus.  http://www.htomega.com/claroplus.html

 

I wanted to know when playing a game , listening to music, watching a video, watching a Blu-ray, etc... how do I know which KHz setting to use? In my sound card settings software there is an option for Digital Audio 44.1 KHz , Digital Audio 48 KHz, Digital Audio 96 KHz, Digital Audio 192 KHz. I am currently using Sennheiser HD 598 headphones and just ordered AKG Q701 headphones to compare with.

 

Being that I have a high end audio card (at least I think it is) would I benefit from a headphone amp with the headphones I mentioned above. What would be a good affordable headphone amp (below $300 if possible)

 

Being that my sound card program controls all aspects of audio on my pc, is there anything I need to do with the Sound option in the Windows 7 control panel? thanks for any help.

The HD598 (50-Ohm) are fairly easy to drive, really does not need much of a "headphone amp", so your Claro Plus is it decent at driving the HD598.

Instead of looking at amplifiers right now, hold off as Creative Labs is comes out with a few new sound cards (Z series) between now and Christmas.

And the new sounds cards come with built in headphone amps.

 

For music 24-bit/44.1KHz or 24-bit/48KHZ.

I usually use 24-bit/96KHz for everything.

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i know it has been some time, but thank you for your post

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