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Headphone out of Onkyo SE-300 PCI-E sufficient for senn HD650?

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Dear Head-fi members,

 

   I am using the Onkyo SE 300-PCIE sound card which states it could handle from 32-600 Ohms headphones from it's headphone out jack. But since I read from here that many members stating HD650 requires a good amp to power it to the best, may I ask anyone who have an idea how much the SE-300 can power it to? Because my room is soo small that I won't dare putting any extra amps on the already crowded desktop area, but I really love the sound from the sennheiser cans, if it can push it to like 80% full potential I will be happy to purchase the HD650 with the promotion discount (~$300USD)

 

thanks all.

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I think you will be better off with an external amp. I have found Onkyo's headphone out on their sound cards to be on the weak side. I'm using the SE-U55SX2, the external version of the SE-200PCI, never tried the SE-300 though. For your case something like the Schiit Vahalla would do the job fine enough.

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