Originally Posted by macgivor
Just wondering if the ohms rating of a Xonar DX soundcard is enough to comfortably drive a pair of Fischer Audio FA-011 headphones?
I've done a fair bit of googling but cant find a definative answer and no websites seem to show the Ohms rating of the DX.
Someone once test the Xonar DX and said the headphone output jack was 100-Ohms.
I once plugged 250-Ohm headphones into the Xonar DX, max audio was about a as loud as a whisper.
The Fischer Audio FA-011 is 160-Ohms.
One option is to get the Xonar DG ($25, PCI) or DGX ($39.99. PCI-E) sound card.
They come with a half-way decent headphone amplifier.
Or get a Fiio E11 portable headphone amplifier ($49.99), for use with the Xonar DX
For $62, you can get the Micca package, which comes with an extra battery (BL-5B) and a simple battery battery charger.