I am picking up a DT880 this week, still debating about the 250/600 argument.
I really want to get the 600, as I am primarily using on desktop and do not use them on the go.
My source is a computer, I just sold my Asus Xense as it seems the STX replaces it. I have RealTek 898 on board which is suppose to basically be an X-Fi.
I listen to music a lot via Pandora primarily, movies, and play a lot of high end pc games. My biggest interest is awesome sound while gaming as I am usually working while listening to music.
I am debating about picking up a Asus STX (which I believe is the newer version of the Xense edition). If I go the 600 ohm edition, I am not sure if the STX amp is big enough for the DT880. For gaming though, I think the RealTek 898/X-Fi maybe a better option. I can't really get a good answer on this.
What I am wondering, if I go the 600 ohm version. What amp should I get? F9? F11?
Is the STX powerful enough to drive the 600 ohm well without an amp?
Would I have better experiencing using the realTek 898 with EAX5 or getting an STX and going Dolby Pro?
I've read a lot of mixed feelings about the 600 ohm, some threads say the difference is amazing. Other's say it is very minor.
Considering picking up a pair of each of them, and returning the other pair, but I suspect I would need to break them both in before I could really tell the difference.
I also suspect either one will be so much better than what I am using, I'll be happy regardless.
I was using a PC350 w/ Asus Xense, but I had problems with the headset and went back to my USB G35, was amazed how much better they sounded in games than my PC350 and ended up getting rid of the Asus & PC350. I am currently using an Astro A50, but it isn't for me. It's not bad, but I want better. I've been looking at the DT880's for a while now, and I want to make the switch.