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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by thePhysicist8 View Post
 

I've read many a forum post about the Sound Blaster Z being way too loud with low impedance headphones. I'm using it with the Q701 (62 Ohms), and it almost seems too quiet. I'm listening at 100% volume, and it's still within the upper limit of my comfortable listening range. I really don't think that I'm making myself go deaf. I'm fine listening to music at near 100%, but my only concern is that listening at that high of a system volume will somehow distort the music. Increasing the preamp in the equalizer increases the volume, but again, I'm not sure if this is distorting the music. I re-installed the drivers and disabled the onboard audio just to be safe. Any ideas? Am I going to make myself go deaf?

you use a SB-Z whit low impedance hp ?

and you have low volume ?

post #17 of 21

I am beginning to wonder if the headphones I have AKG K612 Pro need more amplification?

post #18 of 21
Like the other guy said Z card or headphone is defect:
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Originally Posted by phobia337 View Post

Still is right, if your on-board sound is disabled (Plus drivers up to date) and the card is doing that then it is a defective card. I have the exact setup as you with the K612 pros and Sound Blaster Z. It pushes the K612s easily.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-1-4-2015-beyerdynamic-t70-added/28155#post_11192488
post #19 of 21
Dont you have other earbuds/ 32ohms headphones to test?

You will need a real headamp to drive the high 120 Ohms K612.
Sound blasters has weak amp designed to drive 32 Ohms phones despite able to drive 600 Ohms, yeah it can gives weak sound and thats it.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by cdsa35000 View Post

Dont you have other earbuds/ 32ohms headphones to test?

You will need a real headamp to drive the high 120 Ohms K612.
Sound blasters has weak amp designed to drive 32 Ohms phones despite able to drive 600 Ohms, yeah it can gives weak sound and thats it.

Could you please suggest a headamp (within reasonable $$$'s)

post #21 of 21
Sorry I dont know about other better headamp. My best headamp is an old hybrid tube Musical Fidelity X-CAN V3 to drive 70 Ohms SONY SA5000 perfectly.

You'll have to look at the headamp threads for advice and get a real powerful big headamp with own mains powersupply.
Those small popular "portable" usb or battery powered headamps can be samey SQ and as weak as the soundblasters useless for above 32+ high impedance headphones.
Ask someone with K612 experience and have headamp for it.

http://www.google.com/search?q=head+amp+for+akg+K612
Edited by cdsa35000 - 1/5/15 at 4:18pm
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