As the title says, would I need an additional amp/dac for any DT880 in 32, 250 or 600 ohms for strictly gaming? I have an ASUS Xonar Essence STX which says it powers up to 600 ohms with its built in amp. How much truth there is to this, I'm not sure. To put it fairly, I'm an audiophile noob and am clueless when it comes to what amps/dacs would even be necessary to power them.
If my ASUS Xonar STX sound card isn't enough, would all I need is something like the FiiO E7 and FiiO E9? I've read a few times as well that if I'm only using this for gaming than an amp would be completely worthless and that the SVN option on the soundcard would be all I need. Perhaps there's truth to that as well? I don't know.
Any guidance in my noob filled quest would be appreciated! Quite honestly, I'm not even sure if this post should be in the Portable Headphone Amp forum or this one.