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rhkp's picture
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Yamaha HS8, Sennheiser HD600, Supremefx. Any advice for a proper set up?

Hi! I'm planning to buy a pair of studio monitors (Yamaha HS8) and headphones (Sennheiser HD600). I'm not interested with recording. Just listening and editing. And I have an Asus Zenith Extreme motherboard which has a good (they say) onboard sound tech named Supremefx in a Windows pc. So not sure what i need for a proper set up. Are some converter cables enough or i need dac, soundcard, audio interface or something else? I'm new in site and audio stuff. Thanks for replies.

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Most of the forum contributors here haven't the foggiest idea about desktop system audio, so you'd probably be better off checking sister site Audiostream - or even better - Audiophile Style (formerly, Computer Audiophile).

You'll also want to check out InnerFidelity's "Wall of Fame" for headphones:

FWIW, the onboard audio for your mobo states:
ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output 113 dB SNR recording input
- ESS® ESS9018Q2C
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *5
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

That said, I gotta ask: if you are "just listening and editing" what is it that you are expecting from "a proper set up"? I recommend you consider all of your use cases and be more specific about your expectations in future posts.

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