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New Headphones on an Asus Xonar DSX with a dual LME49990. AD900x vs ?

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I'm running an Asus Xonar DSX with a dual LME49990 amp chip. My HD558 got damaged and I wanted to replace it, so I bought the AD900x, but I'm wondering if I could have made a better choice. I'm willing to spend a bit more money if it'll be worth it.

 

I'd like to buy another Sennheiser because I loved the way it fit over the ears, so I'm thinking of returning this AD900x but I don't know which Sennheiser I could purchase. I'd like to buy something even better than the HD558/598, if my sound card can take advantage of it. I'd also like to know if replacing the AD900x with the AD1000x would be worth it.

 

I mostly listen to instrumental music, and I'm going to be using these headphones for gaming and watching movies as well.

 

I'm interested in hearing some of your opinions.

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The Xonar DSX is decent at driving headphones, but I believe it has a high impedance output :(

And limited in the range of headphones it could drive.

 

I would think the AD900X is a decent upgrade, for music audio, over the HD558s.

A headphone amplifier with a low output impedance (connected to the DSX), like the Schiit Magni ($99) or O2 might help bring out better "detail" in the audio.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 5/16/14 at 8:55pm
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