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Sennheiser HD580 + Essence STX

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone, 

I came to post today, for the very FIRST time (and not the last one hopefully) in Head Fi, to ask for help.

I bought the Sennheiser HD580 two or three months ago in a local store for less than 90-100€. I really like them, confort wise, sound wise. They're really good, and more importanly they get the job done. However since i've been using them with my onboard audio (Realtek ALC892), i decided to upgrade to a proper soundcard, so a bought the Asus Essence STX

My questions (yes i have more than one :D) are :

-Will i be able to hear a difference ? (it's kind of a weird question, but i'd love to hear the opinion of those who switched from onboard to a soundcard)

-Is the Essence STX able to run the Sennheiser HD580 proprely ?

-Are the JBL LOFT30 a good set of speaker ? Am looking for good ones for less than 100€.

 

P.S.: Sorry for my english, it's not my main language :(

post #2 of 6

Any chance you could list your location, it might help for giving advise.

It's also nice to see someone on Head-fi from a country we may not have dealt with before.

 

The Essence STX can easily drive the 300-Ohm Sennheiser HD580 headphones

and the Essence STX should make a noticeable improvement in audio quality.

 

Just make sure you disable on-board audio (in the BIOS), when you install an add-on sound card to your computer.

 

Try using the "Unified Xonar Drivers", instead of the asus drivers.

http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/

post #3 of 6

if ur looking for a good set of speakers for under 100,

have a look at the Edifier R2000T and R1600T, very good value for money1

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks i'll give it a look :D

I live in Morocco, but i order most of my component/audio gear from a french website :)

post #5 of 6

I recently bough the STX as well, and i got the Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO 250Ohm, and i also came from the ALC892!

 

The STX makes a HUGE difference, much much louder, and much more clearer/cleaner sounding, i had to re-listen to all my music, cause now i can hear things i could not hear before!

 

So in short, the STX alone will make a huge difference, depending on the fact how someones frame of reference is.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Derpus-Maximus View Post
 

I recently bough the STX as well, and i got the Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO 250Ohm, and i also came from the ALC892!

 

The STX makes a HUGE difference, much much louder, and much more clearer/cleaner sounding, i had to re-listen to all my music, cause now i can hear things i could not hear before!

 

So in short, the STX alone will make a huge difference, depending on the fact how someones frame of reference is.

Thanks a LOT buddy :D Am glad to hear that you're enjoying it ^^

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