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Which of these sound cards would sound better on my headphones?

I have some Sony v6 headphones and I'm using the onboard sound on my EVGA motherboard. I'm thinking about getting one of these 2 sound cards but I'm not sure which I should get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010&cm_re=asus_sound_card-_-29-132-010-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132005&cm_re=asus_sound_card-_-29-132-005-_-Product

The first one says that it is a headphone amp so would that make music sound good? I'm not sure if I should get that one or the second because the second would make it easier to hook up my surround sound speakers but my headphones take priority to the speakers. http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/speakers_audio/home_pc_speakers/devices/234&cl=us,en
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  1. first one looks better in features especially for Headphones
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010&cm_re=asus_sound_card-_-29-132-010-_-Product


    if you wish try to get SRS audio sandbox, which may add more effect

    https://www.srslabs.com/store/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6
  2. Best answer
    if your headphone has a higher impedence, then do get the STX.

    i woudn't really touch ont he SRS audio sandbox, unless ur budget is poor, as you know, its difference of 200 and 24

    obviously spendiing on a card is much better.

    i dont think SRS is very natural, u may not be listeing to music the audio was intended to, even though, the website say so, i doubt it.
  3. MEgamer said:
    if your headphone has a higher impedence, then do get the STX.

    i woudn't really touch ont he SRS audio sandbox, unless ur budget is poor, as you know, its difference of 200 and 24

    obviously spendiing on a card is much better.

    i dont think SRS is very natural, u may not be listeing to music the audio was intended to, even though, the website say so, i doubt it.


    I don't think I'll use the sandbox, not really something I need.

    What do you mean that the SRS won't sound natural?
  4. well, it enhances sound, rather then improve, so therefore, u are not exaclty listeing to the 'original' sound, despite it sounds good.
  5. Oh, OK.
  6. "Hello MEgamer"
    "it enhances sound, rather then improve, so therefore, u are not exaclty listeing to the 'original' sound, despite it sounds good. "

    what's the logic to talk about natural in a IT industry?????????
    every thing is simulated to do something at the best or available quality with possible resource at that time...
    if you want natural than you have to go to stone age or relocate you living to the deep amazon forests..

    if you want the original & natural quality than you have stop using these products
    that include "Microsoft, SONY , DELL ,MOTOROLA , HP " bcz all of them USE SRS >>>>>

    http://www.srstechnologies.com/landing.aspx?id=302
    also check this

    "In 2008, approximately 36 million SRS-equipped flat-panel TVs were shipped, representing a 30-percent estimated market share"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRS_Labs
  7. Best answer selected by rjustinpalmer.
  8. manojgj said:
    "Hello MEgamer"
    "it enhances sound, rather then improve, so therefore, u are not exaclty listeing to the 'original' sound, despite it sounds good. "

    what's the logic to talk about natural in a IT industry?????????
    every thing is simulated to do something at the best or available quality with possible resource at that time...
    if you want natural than you have to go to stone age or relocate you living to the deep amazon forests..

    if you want the original & natural quality than you have stop using these products
    that include "Microsoft, SONY , DELL ,MOTOROLA , HP " bcz all of them USE SRS >>>>>

    http://www.srstechnologies.com/landing.aspx?id=302
    also check this

    "In 2008, approximately 36 million SRS-equipped flat-panel TVs were shipped, representing a 30-percent estimated market share"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRS_Labs



    so what if 36million srs-equipped flat panel tvs are shippped.... it still sucks....
  9. sorry to put it like that, but it simply does....
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