Sound card for DT990 Pro?

jaden43129

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I'd like to know if I need a sound card/amp to drive a DT990 pro headset, I am about to purchase it and do not know much about that part of audio. I currently own a siberia v2 headset which is the best headset I've had so far.

I have a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H motherboard right now.

My budget is around the $50 range.
 

glamdringfh

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You don't NEED to have one for your headphones to work just fine. That said, even a low-end sound card is going to outshine the native support on a motherboard, so if you have $50 for a sound card I highly recommend getting one.

The ASUS Xonar DSX is one of the best-reviewd sound cards in the $50 price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132053

The next step up from there would be $100 for the Creative Sound Blaster Zx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102049

For starting out I recommend getting The ASUS Xonar DSX, and if you are impressed with the sound quality you can look into getting even better cards in the future.
 

glamdringfh

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You don't NEED to have one for your headphones to work just fine. That said, even a low-end sound card is going to outshine the native support on a motherboard, so if you have $50 for a sound card I highly recommend getting one.

The ASUS Xonar DSX is one of the best-reviewd sound cards in the $50 price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132053

The next step up from there would be $100 for the Creative Sound Blaster Zx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102049

For starting out I recommend getting The ASUS Xonar DSX, and if you are impressed with the sound quality you can look into getting even better cards in the future.
 

jaden43129

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Thanks for your answer!
I decided to hold back on a sound card for now and save up for a sound card later (hopefully the $100 one).
Otherwise I wouldn't really appreciate the quality boost.
 
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