Originally Posted by Gurkburk92
The motherboard is pretty much brand new. It's a ASUS Maximus VI Hero.
But what about the mod? Think it will do me any good, or should i just turn the headset in for a different pair?
Personally, I would return the PC350 and buy a used HD558, currently a used HD558 sells for around $112 to $125, on eBay or Amazon, new is $146.
I believe the PC350 uses the older driver from the HD555/595 series and the HD558 uses the newer driver that is also used in the newer HD598 & PC360.
The HD558s are not bassy headphones, But to me the HD558 has enough bass to decently do the job.
It's optional to remove the black rubber tape from inside the cups of the HD558, removing the tape should improve mids and treble.
I'm assuming your main need for the headphones is for gaming.
Get the Sound Blaster Z sound card, retail box with microphone, $100
The Z card comes with the CS4398 DAC chip, which should be at least a step above in audio quality, over the motherboard's built in audio.