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Would I be able to bypass it to my DAC then my amp?

How else would you get audio to your headphones? Silly. tongue.gif

You need an amp after the DAC. Short answer, yes. U3 -> DAC -> Dac's analog out -> Amp -> headphones

Your dac MUST have spdif capabilities. So like, the Modi would not work.
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How else would you get audio to your headphones? Silly. tongue.gif

You need an amp after the DAC. Short answer, yes. U3 -> DAC -> Dac's analog out -> Amp -> headphones

Your dac MUST have spdif capabilities. So like, the Modi would not work.

 

Sorry... what I meant was bypass to my DAC, first, then my amp. But I wasn't even thinking straight because I'll have to get a another DAC to be compatible. If I do end up getting the U3, I'll just have to bypass it straight to my amp and deal with its internal DAC.

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Without a dac, you're not bypassing anything, you're just dealing an analog signal to your amp aka double-amping. Still, that's better than dealing with the U3's amp alone, as the super high input impedances on line ins will fleshen out the signal for your headphones, I believe. It sounds fine that way, in any case, but you are double amping which is a last resort (like attaching an amp to the Mixamp).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/1/13 at 3:56pm
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Without a dac, you're not bypassing anything, you're just dealing an analog signal to your amp aka double-amping. Still, that's better than dealing with the U3's amp alone, as the super high input impedances on line ins will fleshen out the signal for your headphones. It sounds fine that way, in any case, but you are double amping.

 

Ahhh, so that is where the D03K DAC comes in? You can bypass the U3 to it via SPDIF? I'm just now reading a couple pages back...

 

My bad, I'm such a ****** lol...

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....lol.

Yes. the U3 is ONLY now just there for the software and Dolby Headphone. Digital to analog conversion is done by the D03K, and amping is done by the Compass 2. That removes any 'bad' things the U3 had going against it.
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So I finally hooked up the Annies/Asgard 2 and tried out The Last of Us and WOW, the sound is freakin incredible.

 

I set up the in game audio options for Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dyanmic Range to Maximum, center channel speaker left at small in case anybody was wondering.

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Phillips X1 + http://v-moda.com/vtf-accessories/ Should = Pimp

 

So they finally posted that damned thing for sale. I've been eyeing it for a while. However, for the price I could get another modmic. But I may still have to give this a try for my all-in-one solution for a cable. My braided Q701/Modmic cable gets a bit bothersome at times.

post #14858 of 37335
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That definitely kills almost any need for a headset... should be quite a thing to have for headphones with detachable cables with 3.5mm inputs. So convenient for the X1.

I'd order one, but I really don't ever chat... and for the rare occasions that I do, I still have my DX clip on mic.
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Phillips X1 + http://v-moda.com/vtf-accessories/ Should = Pimp


looks good. what adaptor would you need to plug into xbox360 control if you dont have a mixamp?

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Phillips X1 + http://v-moda.com/vtf-accessories/ Should = Pimp

 

AKG should take a page from this idea...

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AKG should take a page from this idea...

yes, yes they should.

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Hmm... I should pick up a D03k and see if my Xonar U1 will play nicely with it.

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Hmm... I should pick up a D03k and see if my Xonar U1 will play nicely with it.

It retains Dolby Headphone through it's SPDIF out? If so, why didn't you ever say so? tongue.gif

You don't have a dac with an spdif?

I know nowadays lots of dacs are USB only, so it's understandable.

I probably should've held out and bought an E17 instead of the D03K, seeing as I could benefit from a portable amp/spdif dac, but I didn't wanna spend $100 more for a situational device.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/2/13 at 1:47am
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There's no U3 equivalent for consoles (device that converts DD 5.1 to Dolby headphone and passes that digital signal along optical out)?
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i dont have the money to buy the astro or dds2 Evs /cry tho thanks alot for the advices mostly appreciated !!, Mad lust can you please share your results here soon i would be thankfull and deeply appreciated, just a fast question from an ignorant guy, would there be a difference between Fiio D03K with mica 6ft optical toslink cable and the one you linked, am really not an expert that's why am always saved :P not always tho smily_headphones1.gif, atm i will search for a guide on how to use it
You can get a DSS for $30 easily on eBay (sometimes better). A headphone surround processor really makes a difference in gaming, once you get used to it you'd rather have a $30 DSS + $14 Koss "Pulse" KSC75 clip on headphones than $150 Sennheiser HD558 in flat stereo.
Food for thought?

And Chico, I have not found any such optical-in/optical-out headphone surround processor. Probably waaaaaay too specialized to ever exist except as a DIY project for someone really smart and bored.
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