Anyway long story short. I primarily game but also watch movies. I have a soundblaster z. I also have a pair of 558s and dt990s both 250 ohm. My 558 sound pretty good but my 990 sound flat. I've read they are harder to drive than the 558. I assume the z isn't powerful enough so I have an e09k on the way. Secondly we have a newborn so my wife and I have been using a headphone splitter out of the soundcard to listen to movies loud w/o waking the baby.
So my questions are:
1. Is the e09k best in the price range for my setup to get the best sound out of both headphones through a splitter ? If not, the magni better?
2. Is there a better option than the splitter that isn't too expensive?
3. With an amp and soundcard what is best way to hook it up as to not lose directional sound for gaming? Which setup for us to watch movies thru 2 headphones?