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Sometimes I wish Head-Fi had a Plus 1 system where you could upvote or downvote someone's comment so you wouldn't need to post and say "me too yeah thats right" so the thread starter/question asker would now it's legit :/

This is one of those moments

what about the green  "thumb up" button (near  "multi quote" button) ?
 

 

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what about the green  "thumb up" button (near  "multi quote" button) ?
 

 


I was so close from slamming my head against the desk ..............

 

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Lol yeah but head-fi doesn't have a down-thumb button because this is a friendly place.

 

 

I'll try again with audacity and my external DAC if it doesn't go away thanks.

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I want to upvote your post about there being no upvote button, but instead I upvoted the post where you flagelate yourself for understanding your mistake. Good stuff.

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Upvoting rarely happens on head fi

 

Ok, i'm not on the right thread to ask this question. but since i have soo many top level audiophiles here and nobody ever checks or answers on the computer audio thread

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/vt1708/


VIA Vinyl VT1708 how does this sound card look generally? There is no info on what DAC it uses.


Edited by bowei006 - 12/4/11 at 4:17pm
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Upvoting rarely happens on head fi

 

Ok, i'm not on the right thread to ask this question. but since i have soo many top level audiophiles here and nobody ever checks or answers on the computer audio thread

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/vt1708/


VIA Vinyl VT1708 how does this sound card look generally? There is no info on what DAC it uses.


There's a Click Here (contact us) link in blue at the bottom of the page. 

 

Do it. 

 

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There's a Click Here (contact us) link in blue at the bottom of the page. 

 

Do it. 

 



I did. it's mainly an FAQ. I speak chinese and have called china before so it wouldn't be a problem. problem is if the person i called knows what an DAC is. but i was jsut asking..overal how it is.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

 

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/vt1708/

VIA Vinyl VT1708 how does this sound card look generally? There is no info on what DAC it uses.


That's not a sound-card, that's a DAC, the DAC it's using is... itself, there's even a picture of the DAC, as in... a chip, a microprocessor.

 

 

The specs look pretty plain jane, check out the Musiland Monitor 03 or something like that if you're looking for a sound-card/dac.


Edited by kiteki - 12/4/11 at 5:06pm
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That's not a sound-card, that's a DAC, the DAC it's using is... itself.

 

The specs look pretty plain jane.

 

 

It's a sound card. It has a DAC and ADC section.

 

I don't think anyone knows what DAC chip (?) they're using, since they don't specify.

 

But apparently it can support up to 24/192. 
 

 

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How is it a sound-card?

 

Look at the picture: vt1708_codec.jpg

 

 

post #2486 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

How is it a sound-card?

 

Look at the picture: vt1708_codec.jpg

 

 

I see, i get it now ! that's a DAC in itself. ok thanks
 

 

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Figured I'd just post a quick comparison here.  Still looking to get my first pair of decent headphones so I went out and did some auditioning.  I tested out the Beyer 770, Audio Technica m50s, Shure 840 and 940, and a couple other less exciting headphones.

The songs I tested were:

Within Temptation: Our Solemn Hour from the Black Symphony live cd

They Might Be Giants: Istanbul brownsvile remix

Two Steps from Hell: Archangel

Skrillex: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

 

I figured this would give a pretty decent mix of songs and style types.

 

All were tested in ALAC format, unamped from my 160gb ipod classic.

 

The Shure 940 came out well above the others all around, with the m50s being second.  Just figured I'd post my impressions here in the hope they help anyone else.  I'm very close to picking up a pair of the 940s and they are on my short list of what I'm planning on picking up, just wish I could hear the Senn HD-25-1 ii, and Ficher Audio FA-011.  Also waiting on my money to recover after picking up the UE triplefi 10s (though I'm probably going to break down and try and trade them as I can't seem to get a decent seal even after buying the compy tips)

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Originally Posted by Triggerfish View Post

Figured I'd just post a quick comparison here.  Still looking to get my first pair of decent headphones so I went out and did some auditioning.  I tested out the Beyer 770, Audio Technica m50s, Shure 840 and 940, and a couple other less exciting headphones.

The songs I tested were:

Within Temptation: Our Solemn Hour from the Black Symphony live cd

They Might Be Giants: Istanbul brownsvile remix

Two Steps from Hell: Archangel

Skrillex: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

 

I figured this would give a pretty decent mix of songs and style types.

 

All were tested in ALAC format, unamped from my 160gb ipod classic.

 

The Shure 940 came out well above the others all around, with the m50s being second.  Just figured I'd post my impressions here in the hope they help anyone else.  I'm very close to picking up a pair of the 940s and they are on my short list of what I'm planning on picking up, just wish I could hear the Senn HD-25-1 ii, and Ficher Audio FA-011.  Also waiting on my money to recover after picking up the UE triplefi 10s (though I'm probably going to break down and try and trade them as I can't seem to get a decent seal even after buying the compy tips)



Seems this thread is finally back on topic >_>

 

Anyway interesting comparison...Having tried the 940 and m50s I thought they couldn't be further apart in sound...940 have much closer to a neutral sound while I found the m50s to be really bassy. Enough that I would only use them out of certain sources have some bass cutoff, ie. s:flo2. I did find the level of detail in both phones to be quite good though.

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Beating the dead horse here, but...

 

I notice instantly switching from the SP-1 to the SRH-940 that lower string notes lose some body...

The 940 is definitely upper-mid focused, hence the beautiful female vocals and sparkly strings.

 

Subjective evidence for some midbass recession?  I know this has been said a lot, but for people browsing the forum for information on this headphone they should get to hear the cumulative perspective.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I see, i get it now ! that's a DAC in itself. ok thanks
 

 


Uhh apparently it's a codec... Should've read the title, lol.

 

PCs that don't have soundcards use codecs, onboard audio, or soundchips (I think). 

 

Besides, the specs clearly shows that it cannot be a DAC. How can a DAC claim to contain a 2 stereo ADC? 

 

 

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