I've been playing around with Parametric equalizer more and more these days, using HD800 with E1.
And I gotta say, I'm very pleased with the results I get from it!
I used the NE5532s in buffer slot 2 for more powerful bass.
Oh and about the USB giving unpleasant noise, I have that problem as well (I'm using Windows 8 64-bit)
When I play a high bit rate flac file, and if i listen carefully, I definitely hear noise. Makes the sound less detailed and "rusty" (for the lack of a better word)
At first I thought it was just the file, but when I switched to the TOS connection, there was no noise at all!
Maybe its because the driver for windows 8 is still in beta stage?
or it might be noise caused by the USB cable since the cable is relatively thin (not sure if those ferrite beads on the cable do anything), and the back of my computer is a nest of wires.
Thing that sucks now though is that my soundcard's (creative xtremegamer x-fi) maximum output is 96Khz on s/pdif.
And I really don't know If I should consider buying a new sound card...
and I dont know how much of an impact a different sound card's digital output will make, since It's just digital signal, and the DAC does all the conversion...
Any thoughts on that?
Edit: I think I might use the onboard sound card's (Realtek) digital coaxial.
Edited by LSD25 - 12/5/12 at 10:13pm