Solved! can a 250ohm headphones run on my onboard soundcard?

mo3ath9442

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Hi Guys,
i have a question to ask

I have an (asus rog maximus x hero wi fi ac z370)
Motherboard
and i'am planning to buy a (Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO 250ohm)

Would i need an external amp to get the full potential of the headphones ?
 
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For onboard audio, you've got a nice rig. I always use ASUS. I have the (outdated!) CrosshaIr V Formula-Z with the ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard. Yes, I would say the headphones will be fine, as your MOBO onboard audio has an impedance sensor:

ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
ESS® ES9023P
Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
Gold-plated jacks
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Sonic Radar III
Sonic Studio III
Read more at https://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-maximus-x-hero-z370-motherboard-review_199303#AeDhTLeHX6Kc87BW.99

You may or may not need a headphone amp.
 
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For onboard audio, you've got a nice rig. I always use ASUS. I have the (outdated!) CrosshaIr V Formula-Z with the ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard. Yes, I would say the headphones will be fine, as your MOBO onboard audio has an impedance sensor:

ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
ESS® ES9023P
Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
Gold-plated jacks
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Sonic Radar III
Sonic Studio III
Read more at https://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-maximus-x-hero-z370-motherboard-review_199303#AeDhTLeHX6Kc87BW.99

You may or may not need a headphone amp.
 
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anort3

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As said no mention of an actual amp in the specs that I see but I'd try it before you buy anything. The DT 990s are on the easier to drive side of being 250ohm and they don't really scale with better equipment.
 
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Why not give it a try? You have a good quality setup as-is. You're not going to damage anything by connecting headphones. Unless you're going for ear-splitting decibel levels, you should be satisfied. If not, get a dedicated good quality sound card which will have it's own headphone amp.
 
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