Hello, i recently bought the Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 ohm headphones
at the moment i am using them with the onboard sound card on the motherboard "Asus p8z68-v pro" (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z68V_PRO/)
my dilemma is whether or not i should get a soundcard? with the my onboard they don't sound bad, but i was wondering if they could sound better, with another soundcard.
I made another thread regarding how to amp these headphones, before i bought them - but it ended up in everyone disagreeing with everyone, and i wasnt able to find my answer.
I'm using the headphones primarily for music, gaming and communication (skype,teamspeak,ventrilo,etc.).
The only inputs i need from my soundcard are standard mini jack for mic and headphones - no more no less.
Some kind of surround sound is a plus, but i guess most cards have that nowadays.
So my questions are:
Will i even be able to tell a difference from my onboard to a dedicated soundcard? (sound quality wise)
The Asus Xonar Essence STX is more than double the price of the Creative Sound Blaster Z - is the asus worth those extra money? (sound quality wise)
Thank you in advance for your response! :)