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Hello Everyone,


im new to this forum and i just have a quick and simple question i hope you guys can help me out with.


Does the Xonar Essence STX deliver better audio quality from the line out or headphone out for my headphones (DT990Pro)?

People say it is recommended to plug headhones into the lineout (rca) but im not sure about it, why would the card have an extra headphoneout then?

Is it true that the line out has an headphone amp as well?


Due to the Soundcars Specification


Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Front-out) :
124 dB
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Headphone-out) :
117 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) :
118 dB


I can tell that the line out has a better SNR then the headphone out.

So where to plug in my headphones best?


Thanks in andvance for your answeres:)