I have read that to get full potential of the akg q701 a good headphone amp is recommended. I only have a $250 budget for this upgrade and would not be able to get a headphone amp right away so would my sound blaster z be powerfull enough to drive the akg's or would the HD598's be easier to drive? I have looked up the specs for the sound blaster z and it says
- 3.5mm gold plated headphone jack driven by the 600 Ohm Maxim MAX97220 amp
So no using line out for the headphones but if the z's headphone amp is enough to drive the akg's I really like them but I would settle for the HD598's if not. Thanks for any and all help
Edit- I will be using them for 50/50 gaming/music.
Edited by H60Ninja - 7/9/13 at 3:57am