Hi, I recently bought the Sennheiser HD-598 and so far have been very impressed with these headphones. Along with that I also purchased a Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card and have the 598 plugged into its 600ohm headphone amp port which significantly improves the audio quality from on board sound, however I noticed that I have to turn the Windows system volume down to about 6% to 10% most of the time because anything more is way too loud. When plugged directly into my motherboard, 100% volume on Windows provided less volume than 8% on the sound card.
I read elsewhere that lowing the system volume can sometimes reduce sound quality. Would that apply for having to keep my volume so low on these headphones when plugged into my sound card?
Thanks for any help.