Hello, i am planning on purchasing new headphones to replace my turtle beach x41's for gaming and all genres of music, and my budget is $200(for soundcard/dac and headphones). I was going to go with the ATH-ad700x's and a xonar dg, but after reading reviews i believe it may be better to go with the dt990 pro 250 ohm and a fiios e10. I want them to be able to blow my turtle beach's out of the water in music, and be better at FPS footstep/gunshot positioning, but i'm not as picky about the gaming sounds. Also, if i go with the fiios e10 or the xonar dg/dx/ds, will they have enough power for the headphones? Thanks, and feel free to recommend any other headphones+soundcard/amp combos under $200.
Need help deciding between two headphones for gaming and music, and a soundcard to go along with them!
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The SB-Z comes with a headphone amplifier built in.
To me the HD558 is good for everything, it the oldest headphone I have that I still like to use.
I do not think the 990s are a good idea at all especially if you are thinking of hardcore sound-horing like me. If you don't need to go super tryhard and hear out enemies on fps like me, go for it. And like Purpleangel said I say go for the HD558 for both music and gaming. If you really like sound-horing though, the Audiotechnicas are a good choice.
yes they will be worth it then. I would go for them since the Audio-Technicas are not as fun with music and other usage
Chances are you could daisy chain an amplifier to the TBS DSS.
I'm assuming this audio setup is for a Windows PC, so I'm not understanding why you would want to involve a DSS with this setup.
Install a Sound Blaster Z and plug headphones straight into it (DT990s or HD558).
The Sound blaster Z comes with a decent headphone amplifier.
The HD558s have bass, but just enough to be called decent.
Where as the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm is full bass & treble, which slightly overshadows the mids, but the mids are clear.
I like to think of the DT990 of having "movie theater" like sound.
I think most DT990 owners are happy enough with the DT990's type of sound.
I've never been one to use an EQ, but I'm assuming you can use it for the DT990s.