Jul 13, 2017

Beginner Audiophile Needing Help

Hello! I'm a beginner Audiophile looking for some help. I've recently ordered a PC I'm going to build, and am on the edge of buying a Soundcard. I need some help finding a good Soundcard, Headphone amp & some Headphones. I must note that I am a VERY new beginner like I've mentioned before, so if I say something dumb, please excuse that. I also am very budget oriented, so if there are any good quality but budget things please send them my way. I found some basic things shown below.

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 558 / http://amzn.to/2ubzz1z
(Cheap and Basic) Headphone Amp: SMSL T2 2X6J9 Tube Amp / http://amzn.to/2tgNlvj
Soundcard: Soundblaster Z / http://amzn.to/2veLCb3

Some of you might have cringed, but just be flat-out honest and tell me if it's good or bad, or if I should get something else. Thanks!
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I would suggest going for an external dac and amp or dac/amp combo rather than a soundcard. I believe you will get a cleaner sound that way for the same amount of money.

But in the end its a personal choice, if you have the chance you could by your cans first then audition several setups to see what sounds best to you.
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