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post #21976 of 29491
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I'm looking for a very good DAC under 200$ with an optical input. It would be better with an AC charger instead of the USB port as the power source.

 

If it's not possible to get all those things in a GOOD cheap DAC, ill go with a USB one without AC and Optical.

 

Thank you.

 

How about a middle ground? The Audinst HUD-mx1 is a nice DAC-amp unit for its price, lacking optical input but being either AC powered or USB powered, and is within your specified budget.

post #21977 of 29491
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How about a middle ground? The Audinst HUD-mx1 is a nice DAC-amp unit for its price, lacking optical input but being either AC powered or USB powered, and is within your specified budget.


From what i see on their website, it looks very good. I'll try to learn more about it.

 

I might end up with this (Or similar) if someone can tell me if i don't need a DAC to watch movies.

post #21978 of 29491
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From what i see on their website, it looks very good. I'll try to learn more about it.

 

I might end up with this (Or similar) if someone can tell me if i don't need a DAC to watch movies.

 

If you're currently using an onboard audio chip, then a DAC will definitely improve all audio playback, be it from music, games or movies.

post #21979 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

 

If you're currently using an onboard audio chip, then a DAC will definitely improve all audio playback, be it from music, games or movies.


Would you say that the improvement is VERY noticeable?

post #21980 of 29491
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Would you say that the improvement is VERY noticeable?

 

Honestly? Yes.

 

What headphones and/or speakers are you using now?

post #21981 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

 

Honestly? Yes.

 

What headphones and/or speakers are you using now?

 

Right now i'm useing 30$ cheap headphones biggrin.gif. But i ordered the Q701 and Fiio E11 (I bought that because i never really heard real quality, and i might upgrade later.)

post #21982 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

 

Right now i'm useing 30$ cheap headphones biggrin.gif. But i ordered the Q701 and Fiio E11 (I bought that because i never really heard real quality, and i might upgrade later.)

 

Well, running cheap (and potentially low quality) headphones won't yield that great of an improvement from an onboard audio chip to a DAC, but the improvements should still be there, although more reduced. With the Q701, the conversation changes entirely :)

post #21983 of 29491
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Hi again guys - ok, I'm loving my new m50's that I researched here... but... also looking for something more open sounding like my sr60's.  Price wise, $200 ish ok.  I was looking at the DT 770 pro (higher impedence models less prone to coloration by lesser amps??) or AD900's?  I like jazz, acid jazz, funk, downtempo etc... tight bass.  Hate veiled sounds, like wide open sound (no veiled highs).  Probably mostly for listening on my computer and I see the recommendation for the xonar card (so I'll probably pick one of those up too since the price is right).  KG recommended the sony SA3000DJ but I am concerned about longevity based on reviews on it. 

Hey all - one more question about this example - would there be much difference driving via a xonar dg vs e17/11?

post #21984 of 29491

I'm still looking for recommendations if anyone know a good DAC with Optical Input and AC charger.

 

If i can get alot better quality by buying a normal DAC without all these options, i rather go with that and keep the DAC for Music on my computer. (I was thinking about M-Stage + Music Streamer II for Q701)

 

Thank you.


Edited by Ren19 - 12/9/12 at 8:07am
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Howdy.  Trying to help my dad shop for a headphone solution.

 

Set up needs to be wireless.

 

Primary usages will be watching movies, playing games, and listening to classic rock.  He watches movies and games primarily on a ps3 so I would want something compatible with that, but PC compatible as well (the PC I built him does have optical out).

 

He would prefer a physical equalizer as he has trouble hearing certain tones and likes to adjust accordingly depending on what he's listening to.

 

Budget is preferably not to exceed $400 but he'd probably approach $500 for the right solution.

 

Thanks for your consideration.

post #21986 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Torashin View Post

Heloo People! I just wanted to pass my thoughts by the people who know what they're doing!

I listen to a wide range of music, ranging from electro and dubstep to rock to classical. 

I'm after getting my first set of cans after owning some soundmagic e30 IEM's. I've always had bass booster enabled whenever I've used them, and do like the warmer, less harsh sound it produces, which lets me turn it up without the highs ripping my ears apart. I'd like my headphones to give a little more boom in the low end bass, but not so much that it ruins rock and classical music. I've read that the e30's are considered bass heavy, but to me they really don't seem it; so that leaves me unsure how  bassy a headphone to go for. I'm not planning on spending any more than around £55 ($88 - am I going to have to constantly convert pounds to dollars for you yanks? :-/ ) and don't want to have to use an amp. They'll be plugged into either my iphone or macbook pro and will only be used for when I'm sat in my room on my own, so leakage isn't an issue. This means I'm open for either open or closed cans.

Now, my plan was to wait for the Creative Aurvana Live's to come down in price on amazon - probably in january (if you check the price history using camelcamelcamel, it ranges from £70 to £35!) - as they're currently going for nearly £70. Do the CAL's seem the my best bet to you guys?

I really like the koss dj pro 100 in that price range for just about everything.

post #21987 of 29491
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Originally Posted by LiquidArrogance View Post

Howdy.  Trying to help my dad shop for a headphone solution.

 

Set up needs to be wireless.

 

Primary usages will be watching movies, playing games, and listening to classic rock.  He watches movies and games primarily on a ps3 so I would want something compatible with that, but PC compatible as well (the PC I built him does have optical out).

 

He would prefer a physical equalizer as he has trouble hearing certain tones and likes to adjust accordingly depending on what he's listening to.

 

Budget is preferably not to exceed $400 but he'd probably approach $500 for the right solution.

 

Thanks for your consideration.


If the past serves as a guide, their is not much love for or knowledge here about wireless cans.  I suggest you look here:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-wireless

post #21988 of 29491

edit thanks


Edited by Kasterolle - 12/9/12 at 12:29pm
post #21989 of 29491
Hey guys I'm new here. I got myself a pair if Sennheiser hd800. And am looking got an amp. What would you suggest
post #21990 of 29491
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

I really like the koss dj pro 100 in that price range for just about everything.

I've had a good look at those, but I was under the impression that they need an amp to make them sound any good?

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