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Sound card for Beyerdynamic DT 990

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Hello

I am new to this whole world of sound. I have no experience what so ever.

I'm sorry if there are any miss spelling since English isn't my first language.

I've got my eyes on a pair of beyerdynamic dt 990. Now i just need something to make them perform better then a on board sound card. It's gaming most but also music and movies. I've read about all these dac/amp nut to be honest I have no idea what is what. If you think that would be better for me, I'm open for suggestions.

I'm thinking about 100$ keep on mind I'm from Denmark where things like this are expensive compared to the u.s.

I hope someone out there cab help me.
post #2 of 11

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z sound card.

post #3 of 11
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Will that really be enough? Not that I don't wanna trust you. I'm just sure I saw on some forum it wouldn't be. But can't seem to find that threat right now.
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Will that really be enough? Not that I don't wanna trust you. I'm just sure I saw on some forum it wouldn't be. But can't seem to find that threat right now.

For a $100 (Euro or dollars?), can't think of anything else besides the Z card

 

I'm assuming you have not bought the DT990s yet?

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Sorry, yes I meant dollars.

 

No, I haven't bought them yet, going to drop by a store hopeful trying them on later this week.

 


Edited by Mulle - 8/12/13 at 3:26pm
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I'ts important to mention that the DT990 have 2 different versions, the Pro and the Premium. They both sound basically the same, if you don't care how the Pro looks go for it. 

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Sorry, yes I meant dollars.

No, I haven't bought them yet, going to drop by a store hopeful trying them on later this week.

One option is to get a cheaper sound card like the Asus Xonar DG and spend all the rest of the cash for headphone that have a lower Ohm rating then the DT990.

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There is a DT990 premium of 32 ohms. But its pricey. 

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One option is to get a cheaper sound card like the Asus Xonar DG and spend all the rest of the cash for headphone that have a lower Ohm rating then the DT990.

Okay do you have any suggestions? I really like what I have read about the dt 990, so if you can recommend anything similar?
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@purpleangel

 

i saw something you wrote in another threat about the dt990 wont work without an amp. The amp in the sound blaster z is that good enough or would you recommend something else? external maybe? what about an asus xonar dg and an external amp? To be honest im just making wild guesses right now, dont laugh to hard if im way of anything that could possible work :)


Edited by Mulle - 8/13/13 at 1:17pm
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@purpleangel

 

I saw something you wrote in another threat about the DT990 wont work without an amp. The amp in the sound blaster z is that good enough or would you recommend something else? external maybe? what about an Asus Xonar DG and an external amp? To be honest I'm just making wild guesses right now, don't laugh to hard if I'm way of anything that could possible work :)

At $80, the Z card is a good value and comes with the CS4398 DAC chip.

I'm assuming the Z card's headphone amplifier is fairly decent with 250-Ohm headphones

You can ask in this thread if anyone has tried the DT990 with the Z, and if the combo work well.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more/1530

 

For more cash, the Xonar DX/D1 (used $50) and the Schitt Magni $(99) would make a good combo, for $150.

As the Magni seems well liked and as it is external, it can be used with something else besides the computer.

(and I would guess the Schiit Magni would be a better amplifier, over the Z's built in amp).

 

In Europe you have your Value add Tax, which seem to really raise you price for stuff, compared to US prices.

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