EDIT. Need new advice.
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR got delayed. I'd like suggestions for alternatives. How would a Sound Blaster Zx with an external headphone amp compare to a Creative card with a built-in amp?
Also, had the opportunity to try out some headphones the other day. I tried a Sennheiser HD 558, an Audio Technica ATH-A900x, and an AKG K550. Preferred the Sennheiser, so I may end up saving up for an HD 598 or HD 600/650 (depends on what I want for impedance). It just seemed to fit wonderfully. Did not know I'd prefer open audio to closed so much.
Hello all, new user here. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask for recommendations, so I apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong area. I've currently got a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium Professional, paired with a Creative Fatal1ty Headset MKII. It's a phenomenal upgrade over onboard sound, but I'm looking for something better.
I would like recommendations on a new sound card and pair of headphones for gaming. I'd prefer not to use any kind of external audio processing equipment, just a sound card and a headset. I'm currently scoping out pairing a Creative Sound Blaster ZXR with an Ultrasone H-Fi 780.
In terms of personal taste, I prefer sound accuracy with a good sound stage (this is for positional audio) over things like boomy bass. I prefer my bass being accurate moreso than overpowering. I'd also prefer something with good build quality, closed-ear, and a black and/or silver design (I do not like plain white).
For the sound card, I'd like something that supports good positional audio. My X-Fi card has CMSS-3D, and I absolutely love it, but if another sound card manufacturer supports something better, that's good, too. How are ASUS and HT Omega for positional audio support?
Thanks in advance for recommendations.
Edited by BetaWolf - 1/28/13 at 3:58am