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A question about the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Headset

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, I already posted this once, but in the wrong sub-forum.

 

So, I'm able to get the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 headset for about 60 euros (80$), I'm wondering whether I should go for it. 

Also, would they be a sufficient upgrade in terms of general audio quality over my Superlux HD681 Evo's, which are apparently pretty good aswell.

Also, what kind of an sound card/dac would I need to drive the Beyerdynamics and get good sound quality? Would the ASUS Xonar DG be good enough?

 

In-case you haven't noticed, I'm pretty new to audiophile stuff, etc. :D

Thanks for the help in forward!

post #2 of 6

Beyer MMX300 for 60 Euros seems like a really really good price, get them.

I would "guess" the 32-Ohm MMX300 could be driven by the Xonar DG's headphone amplifier.

post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the reply

 

I'm also looking into USB DAC's, or getting something like a Xonar DX used would be an option aswell, or something like Creative SoundBlaster Z, if those are any good at all.

Any recommendations?

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Originally Posted by Quacksnooze View Post
 

Thanks for the reply

 

I'm also looking into USB DAC's, or getting something like a Xonar DX used would be an option as well, or something like Creative SoundBlaster Z, if those are any good at all.

Any recommendations?

 

Xonar DX and SB-Z use the same CS4398 DAC chip, but the SB-Z is better for driving headphones.

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Xonar DX and SB-Z use the same CS4398 DAC chip, but the SB-Z is better for driving headphones.

 

I'm a complete noob in DAC's, so I have to ask, if either are actually good?

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Quacksnooze View Post
 

 

I'm a complete noob in DAC's, so I have to ask, if either are actually good?

 

I own both of them, they are a good value for the price you pay, fine for movies ,music and gaming.

I would guess the CS4398 is one of the better mid-range DAC chips.

The DX is the older designed, before it was cost effective to include a built in headphone amplifier, for a card in it's price range.

Personally i like the idea of using an Xonar DX sound card with an external headphone amplifier, like the Schiit Magni or O2 (Objective 2) headphone amplifier.

That combo is around $170-$200

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