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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by iSleipnir
Thanks for the comparison devwild. Will you be keeping this? Maybe for a meet, say...
Very good chance, I'm certainly not putting any more money into my work rig. I just need to remember to bring it home before the meet...
post #17 of 27
anyone got this and an X-fi elite pro? id like to see a comparison, id pay more for an all in one solution vs getting a lower x-fi and getting an external DAC.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by coolshot
anyone got this and an X-fi elite pro? id like to see a comparison, id pay more for an all in one solution vs getting a lower x-fi and getting an external DAC.
If you play games the x-fi and external DAC is better because you get the effects of the x-fi, the speed of PCI, and quality of external DAC. A USB device eats too many CPU to be useful in gaming.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by devwild
Note I haven't heard the DJ, though if anyone wants to loan me one for more comparison I'd be glad to give it a shot.

if you have the chance, please let us know about the results of the two products. i'm very interested in finding out.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by lan
If you play games the x-fi and external DAC is better because you get the effects of the x-fi, the speed of PCI, and quality of external DAC. A USB device eats too many CPU to be useful in gaming.

huh u said a usb device eats cpu power but doesnt the silverstone use USB?
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by coolshot
huh u said a usb device eats cpu power but doesnt the silverstone use USB?
I think what he means is to use the x-fi for gaming and the usb dac for music.
post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 
Actually he was suggesting using the digital out of the X-fi to a normal dac like the microdac or spitfire. Good idea for gaming actually.
post #23 of 27
bah thats no good, you would have spend more $$$$ to get something other than the silverstone. Im already hurting trying to get a decent amp like a Glite, now i gotta pony up for nice dac.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by RockinOut
Bravo devwild

HeadFi rules 'cause of contributions like these.
Amen to that! I tend not to post much, yet I gain lots of valuable info because of the contributions from reviewers and other members... thanks, all (=
-rob
post #25 of 27

Edirol UA-1EX

Has anyone tried the Edirol UA-1EX? It can be had for $69.
http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-1EX/index.html
Radu
post #26 of 27
I have no experience of it but another one to drop in to the ultra-low budget pot is the Behringer FCA202. This is a Firewire interface.


Personally I find the Elite Pro quite respectable as a headphone source (OK, so the opamps are not stellar but it does a decent job figuring in everything else it does) for low-to-midrange headphones. It's the best all-round card at the moment for someone who wants a bit of everything IMO.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by manhattanproj
someone in the forum who has a dj thinks that a dj is only a marginal improvement over onboard laptop sound card.
As far as I can see (or hear), that statement is completely false. Unless, of course, his onboard laptop soundcard is 1000x better than all the onboard laptop soundcards I've ever heard.
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