hello ,i've been seeking a guide regarding what to buy along with the HD598 to get the awesome sound quality ,for PC gaming + music ,i've seen alot voting for the Fiio e17 + soundcard , but how would both work together? and which soundcard to buy ? any help will be appreciated
Question regarding Sennheiser HD598 as for PC gaming + music use ,should i get an Amp/dac +soundcard ?
Gear mentioned in this thread:
For the best bang for the buck.
Sennheiser HD558 headphones, $95 to $123, the HD558 use the same driver as the HD598.
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z sound card, $65 to $85.
So if you bought used off Amazon, your looking at $160 (+tax) total.
For a better audio quality sound card, Asus Xonar Essence STX, $150-$186
Or a used Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card, used $60,
with a Schiit Magni external headphone amplifier, $99.
Total with tax/shipping, around $175
If you get any of the talked about the sound cards (DX, D1, STX, Z), I would think it's not worth getting the Modi.
You could just get an optical Modi & Magni and skip on the sound card.
It's $198+tax+shipping for the Modi/Magni combo
Plug the optical Modi into your motherboard's optical port and use the features of the motherboard's built in sound card.
And of course plug the Magni into the Modi.