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Sound card upgrade, amplifier and DAC to improve sound quality

Knox

Established Member
I'm convinced that any headphone or speakers do improve with burn in but it's all subjective and not easily proven

I have just purchased Sennheiser HD25 for use with my computer; I use my Ultrasone HFI-2200 for TV and Hi-Fi

As my computer is a desktop it probably has enough power to drive the phones but the new Senheiser's don't sound as good as the Ultrasone's

I'm currently burning in the Sennheisers and anticipate a noticeable improvement; I'll just leave them playing FM radio overnight for a few nights

If I’m still not happy with the sound from my computer, I may get into aftermarket sound card, DAC and a headphone amplifier

Is it worth it and how to go about it ?
Do I start with upgrading the sound card ?
Then get a headphone amplifier and where does the DAC fit in ? :confused:
 

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