After getting fed up with gaming headsets, I just purchased a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohm headphones to use on my gaming PC with a Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional sound card. The specifications for the card says that it can support headphones with up to 600 ohms of impedance, but I want to make sure I am not pairing these headphones with a crap source. I am not overly picky about sound quality, but in the past I had a pair of Sennheiser headphones that were too quiet and sounded pretty terrible without a Cmoy amp. Am I going to run into the same problem, or is the previously mentioned sound card up to the task at hand? If you think I would benefit from an external amp, would you be so kind as to recommend one that you think would pair well with the aforementioned headphones? If it is indeed necessary, I would like to keep the cost at or under around $100.
Also, I will be using this headset primarily for gaming, so I need an add-on microphone of some sort. I ordered a Zalman Zm-Mic1 as a stop gap, but I would like something a little more elegant and with excellent sound quality. In my research, I came across the AntLion Audio Mod Mic and it seems like it is pretty good, but it appears they are between revisions at this point with no firm date on when the newest version will be available. Is this worth waiting for? Is there something as good for around the same price? I saw a mod on Reddit that looked pretty nice, but I would rather have something made for the purpose.
Here is the mod from Reddit by demux4555: http://imgur.com/gallery/bKU4H/ -- Does anybody know the brand name of the cable he used there?
Thanks a bunch!
Edited by Airwolf - 1/6/14 at 6:32pm