Need Audio Help !

TheNewPcNewbie

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I'm new here, so I apologize if my post is on the wrong forum. If some can move it to the right forum go right ahead. Anyhow, I'm looking to buy some AKG - K702 for gaming and I was wonder my motherboard has enough power to drive them or will I need to buy an amp. The motherboard I have is the GigaByte Z370P D3. If this motherboard can't juice them, then I am willing to purchase the Fiio e10k. I just want to know how much ohms can my motherboard handle. Thank you !
 

anort3

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The Massdrop x AKG K7XX is based on the K702 65th Anniversary Edition. I think the bass is boosted a few db and by all accounts it has a huge soundstage and is excellent at imaging so it's pretty much ideal for gaming.

There's a reason they've sold well over 20,000 of them. You need a free Massdrop account to see them if you don't have one.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-headphones

Also comes in red.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-akg-k7xx-red-edition

I don't think any of the AKG K7xx series are easy to drive so yes you'll need an amp. That motherboard does not have one integrated.
 

anort3

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The K7XX may be a better headphone for less money at least from what I've read. The 702 is very bass lite so the K7XX might be more fun for games.

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/my-akg-comparison-k7xx-k712-65th-annies-and-the-rest-to-stop-this-confusion.752994/

But there is no wrong choice. Audio is very subjective. I'm thinking about getting the K712 Pro as my next set.
 
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