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post #1 of 10
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I'm looking at buying a soundcard and headphones. I was thinking this combination.
http://www.amazon.com/product/dp/B000Y03A3A?tag=donations09-20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010
Am I maximizing my soundcard with the current headphones? If I am not what should I buy in order to get my moneys worth from the sound card?

post #2 of 10
Should be good. Im a fan of beyers, others may throw out some alternate suggestions.

That combo should work fine though.
post #3 of 10
What genre of music do you listen to? smily_headphones1.gif
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by 32x2z View Post
 

I'm looking at buying a sound card and headphones. I was thinking this combination.
http://www.amazon.com/product/dp/B000Y03A3A?tag=donations09-20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010
Am I maximizing my sound card with the current headphones? If I am not what should I buy in order to get my moneys worth from the sound card?

I would say to spend a little less on the sound card and a little more on the headphones.

I do think the Essence STX is a good sound card (I use one) and I own 7 Beyerdynamic headphones, so I like Beyers (but I know almost nothing about the DT660s).

You can get the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, retail box) sound card for $99.

That would give you another $80 towards headphones ($220?)

Check out the AKG K612 Pro (120-Ohm) headphones ($160).

post #5 of 10
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I listen to house and metal. More so house nowadays.

post #6 of 10
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I listen to house and metal. More so house nowadays.

I am not sure the DT660's bass will satisfy you that case... Maybe the UE6000 / Sennheiser HD439 / DT770?

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

I am not sure the DT660's bass will satisfy you that case... Maybe the UE6000 / Sennheiser HD439 / DT770?

I'm stuck between the DT770 and the Sennheiser HD439. The Sennheiser HD439 does have a good price point though but what's your opinion (as well as anyone else who wants to comment)

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by 32x2z View Post

I'm stuck between the DT770 and the Sennheiser HD439. The Sennheiser HD439 does have a good price point though but what's your opinion (as well as anyone else who wants to comment)

If you like treble, go for the DT770 but if you like dark and roll off highs, you are better off for HD439

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
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What do you mean by dark and roll off highs?

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by 32x2z View Post
 

What do you mean by dark and roll off highs?

Dark means that the headphone emphasizes the lower frequencies, from bass to low midrange. It is the opposite of bright, which refers to emphasis in the treble. 

Rolled off highs means that the very highest high frequencies are even less emphasized. 
 

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