Sound cards for HiFi?
Jun 28, 2015 at 12:43 AM Post #2 of 8

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Jun 28, 2015 at 1:37 AM Post #3 of 8

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The Audiotrak is kind of dated, the other two cards are not brands I've seen before.
Is this setup really just for music, or are you into FPS gaming?
Is this only for headphones?
Which headphones do you own?
Any speakers?

Head phones yamaha mt220 and I do gaming and listen to music figure I knock both with one stone.
 
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  Head phones Yamaha mt220 and I do gaming and listen to music figure I knock both with one stone.

 
I would say to just get the Sound Blaster Z sound card (built in half-way decent headphone amplifier).
 
Or for a setup with a better headphone amplifier, Asus Xonar DX sound card (used, $50-$60) and the FiiO E11K headphone amplifier ($60).
The E11K has a very low output impedance, which should help bring out the detail in the audio.
 
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I would say to just get the Sound Blaster Z sound card (built in half-way decent headphone amplifier).
 
Or for a setup with a better headphone amplifier, Asus Xonar DX sound card (used, $50-$60) and the FiiO E11K headphone amplifier ($60).
The E11K has a very low output impedance, which should help bring out the detail in the audio.

Mostly it is a build for a friend and he doesnt want anything external.
 

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