Hi everyone first let me say that I am a total beginner when it comes to headphones and audio. I have been reading many forum posts about good headphones and have a list of a few I really like. My first question is about sound cards, I will be using supreme iv at the moment for audio,(the onboard audio of the maximus V formula MB) (most people say this is almost as good as a dedicated SC) is this good enough for getting the best sound out of high quality headphones?
Supreme iv has a built in amplifier for up to 300 ohms, so i hope that will be enough for the time being.
Now for the main question, I hope to be using the headphones for movies and gaming mainly. I would like to have cans that are good with directional audio so I might be able to hear my enemies coming for games. Here is the list I have made, obviously you guys are way better at this so feel free to add any to the list if you think they would be right for me.
1 Hifiman HE-400
2 sennheiser HD 600
3 sennheiser HD 650
4 beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO 250 ohm i believe
5 sennheiser momentum
6 Sony MDR-1r
9 Sony MDR-MA900
There She is.
So to recap any help on these 2 questions would be really appreciated. First, Is my sound card good enough for getting optimal sound out of the bad boys listed above. I am willing to buy a dedicated sound card, if you guys have recommendations for that I would love to hear them. And second which of these cans are right for me. I will now try to describe the sound I like, bear with me I am very new to audio. I like a bass sound with clear treble and a richness to the sound, I don't like a hollow sounding bass at all. Forgive me if I did not describe audio preferences correctly. So there we go, let me know what I should go for.
Edited by HeulynG - 9/29/13 at 10:59am