PC Audio Setup


Jul 21, 2014
I never cared much for the Audiophile scene.

However, I want to give it a try. My current ghetto setup includes a Corsair Vengeance 1500, and nothing else. It is growing static, and I wish to rid of it soon. I know of some very reputable brands, such as Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic. They are quite legendary from what I hear. Are they really as great as they seem to be?

Regardless, I'm tired of these "gaming headsets". They are underpowered, yet carry a obscure price tag. An example of this could be the Razer Kraken Forged.

Will a quality headphone be great for both music and in games? I really could care less about 7.1 virtual surround. It's a novelty if anything.

I'm leaning towards the Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium. This is the 250 Ohm version. I want the premium because it has a higher build quality, and looks far more stylish in my opinion, and that has weight for me. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00193FT26/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d1_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=086K6SWMP8P5P0CXJDYV&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=1970559082&pf_rd_i=desktop

It is open, and has sound leaking through it. Is this any good for gaming, or just for music? May this only be according to preference?

I will need an amp and Dac to get this thing sounding good. I want a good one, that is not super expensive, but good enough for this particular headphone.

I'm thinking about this: https://www.mayflowerelectronics.com/shop/digital-to-analog-converters/objective2-with-odac/

Anyway, I do not wish to speculate, but who is this "NwAVGuy?" I keep on hearing from seasoned audio veterans? Is he dead? Why did he disappear?

It might be a bit before I actually get these items. I'm quite short on money for the time being and need to save up again.