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I'm part of the July ship-date drop and have a few questions about whether my current setup is going to pair well with the HD 6XX. My reciever is a Sony STR-K750P (24 bit / 96 Hz), which is hooked up to my mobo (B250 w/Realtek ALC887 ). I'll be gaming, watching movies, streaming music, and also listening to a variety of lossless formats. I do want to stress that I am deeply skeptical of how much difference expensive audio gear makes. This is not to say that I think that there is no difference, just that I feel that the price vs. payoff is not as high as some believe.
Am I correct in assuming that the receiver should have no issues driving these? I'm open to upgrading my mobo to something with a better on board chip as I was already wanting to upgrade for unrelated reasons. However, I'm a little fuzzy as to whether it will make a difference if I'm running it through my receiver anyway. I've used M50Xs, Fidelio L1s and X2s, and a Superlux HD668B on this current setup and have been happy so far. In particular, I haven't noticed any background noise like hissing, even when I have the volume quite low.
Finally, if my setup is fundamentally wrong for these Headphones, I'd appreciate some recommendations for a DAC/Amp in the sub-$200 range.
Thanks in advance.
Hook them up to the Sony and see what you think for yourself. I think they'll probably sound good but I'm not familiar with that particular model of receiver.
As for the mobo audio, that's usually hit and miss. Mainly due to the environment it's running in - a PC case with spinning hard drives, fans and power cables running everywhere - lots of scope for electrical noise there. Also, ground loops with the PC plugged into the receiver, both grounded devices.
Again, if it sounds good with no hiss or noise then it's probably fine. Remember the rule of audio importance: HP/speakers matter more than the amp which matters more than the DAC. Having said that, everybody knows these cans scale well with a higher quality amp/DAC but just judge for yourself if you're happy with what you already have.
Thanks exxr, I appreciate the feedback!