This is my first post so hello! I just built a new computer gaming rig and have been slowly getting more and more into entry level audiophile headphone setups. I have been looking for the best possible sound card to power my headphones. On my computer I exclusively use headphones for watching blu-rays, tv-shows and gaming. It is important to me that I have "fun" headphones for movies as well as good headphones for FPS gaming (positional audio). I dont do much music listening.
I have narrowed the sound card down to either the Creative Sound Blaster ZX or the Creative Sound Blaster ZXR. From what I understand the ZXR has similar components to the X-fi Platinum HD which people speak so highly about Supposedly it has a better headphone amp and DAC than the ZX. Is the $100 difference worth it between the ZX and ZXR? It also means waiting since the ZXR is out of stock currently. I dont do any
Currently I have Denon AH-D2000 for gaming/movies but I am wanting to step up to a more "fun" headphone with good positional audio. I have been looking into possibly getting the Beyerdynamic DT990s. Either the Pro/Premium edition at 250/600Ohms.
Since I dont know much about this stuff I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions or input as to what my best solution will be here for soundcard/headphones.
Edited by brokenblade30 - 1/17/13 at 8:16am