Question Higher grade audio

kingsharp825

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I know nothing about audio.. I have one question: do you have to have a modern pc with special motherboards and such to get the full audio quality out of a headset? If so would a game dac or amp fix that?
 

kingsharp825

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Nope.



Yep. :)

What are you wanting better audio for? Gaming, music or both? What system ( PC specs ) do you have now? What's your total budget?
I am looking for both music and gaming and am currently looking at a headset (Arctis pro) and possibly sennheiser headphones My current pc is an older hp pavilion p6000 mode type that has upgraded ram and a gpu, running an athlon II quad core processor. I am definitely on a budget and am not sure what I’d like to spend on that kind of hardware, but I wanna have something that will get the job done?
 

anort3

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It's hard to really recommend something with no budget but Amazon still has the HD599 for $143. You can drive them with a phone but they will reward a better source if down the road you want to add a DAC and headphone amp.

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-599-Open-Headphone/dp/B01L1IICR2

I'd encourage you to check out other reviews as well but Metal571 has the best ear of any of the youtube reviewers in my opinion. So this is a review you can trust.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HORNc3QQ9mc


I own the older HD598 which is very similar sounding to the 599 and it's my daily driver and gaming headphone. I don't use them for music much anymore but they're very very good especially at the $140 mark. I think I paid $175 for my 598s about 8 years ago. The 599 is slightly revised and has better bass.

You can always add a modmic or a boompro.
 
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