Id like some help if anyone is willing to provide some insight- anyways sort of working on a budget here but lets assume anything totalling less than $700 is fine for entire package.
The use will be primarily gaming some music and though id consider myself an audiophile i do not have the equipment nor have i ever really. That said i am an avid gamer with a lot of experience and aim to play competitively professionally. If possible id like to serve both my audio quality and accuracy/stage needs. I had been thinking the akg k550s since i could get those for a discount however after reading a thread by mad lust envy i have been leaning more towards the k702 should i be able to get them. I was then thinking of getting a xfi titanium fatal1ty pro pci express card with headphone amp (3.5mm connection i think ) or the recon3d with same although ive read some negative reviews and comments regarding processing or the new Zxr with 129 snr and 1/4" amped headphone plug. Id like to go that route as it keep costs down for everything by having an amp built in however if there is a better solution im all ears.
Is there a delay running sound card to amp to headphone? If so i may be opposed to this for gaming needs however if not what is a good amp to use for less warm notes (marantz) sound unless that would be better for my needs
Is there a decent amp built into these sound cards?
Should i go with a ht omega claro halo or something with more accuracy? Is there more of a delay there?
Open back will give me a larger soundstage with more accuracy right?
I need dolby 7.1 and dts 7.1 to be created by cmss 3d or something else for gaming needs
Anyone have any suggestions? Ill be looking more around the site when i can as i await a response
Edited by 1chi - 3/8/13 at 10:16am