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Originally Posted by johnvonmacz View Post

It's ASUS Z87 Pro. I'm running the latest Haswell CPU's. I listen mostly to rnb hip hop. But i listen to classic and some rock as well

You might consider getting a Creative Sound Blaster Z (SB1500) sound card, $100.

Has a built in headphone amplifier and a CS4398 DAC chip :)

Plug your HD 380 Pro into it and see how you like the sound quality.


Or get a Schiit Magni headphone amplifier, $99, and plug it into the line-out/headphone jack on the motherboard, plug the HD 380 Pro into the Magni.

I would assume the Magni is a better headphone amplifier then the one built into the Z card.