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post #16 of 37

Keep one thing in mind, an amp isn't a soundcard replacement but rather a complement, which is why I advised on both, considering the headphones you plan on getting.

post #17 of 37

wouldnt a USB soundcard work as well? then you wouldnt need an amp.

 

are there actually any usb soundcards or usb DACs which can transport 192kHz via SPDIF?

post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by Thunderbolt View Post

wouldnt a USB soundcard work as well? then you wouldnt need an amp.

 

are there actually any usb soundcards or usb DACs which can transport 192kHz via SPDIF?


 

a USB soundcard would work, just not as well, taking in account the purpose of the soundcard for the OP, which is why he has to go with an internal soundcard.

post #19 of 37
Thread Starter 

so i have command my soundcard and i will search a headphone amp  thanx a lot for the help !! 

post #20 of 37

not sure if I understand, but what would be the advantage of having an amp over having a USB soundcard? usually amps are more expensive, arent they? and if the internal soundcard sucks then you are screwed anyway?

post #21 of 37

External dac to bypass internal.

External amp to bypass internal.

 

I think that's how it works.

 

Would a jdslabs cmoy or pa2v2 or

Fiio e7 be good enough to drive OP's headphones?
 

post #22 of 37
Thread Starter 
Hello ! Can somone help me to find a good heafphone amp on thomann.de or musicstore.com ?
I know anything about headphone amps x/
post #23 of 37

You should consider getting a PA2V2, it's got good reviews across the board, a nice price and no shipping issues or added expenses ever reported by anyone: http://www.electric-avenues.com/amplifiers.html

 

A few reviews:

http://www.headfonia.com/electric-avenues-pa2v2/

http://www.overclock.net/hi-fi-gear/697956-review-pa2v2-pocket-amp-56k-warning.html

http://www.reviewfi.com/equipment-reviews/headphones/pa2v2-pocket-amp/

post #24 of 37

Does it mean I have a decent soundcard if I have Dolby Home Theater?

post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

Does it mean I have a decent soundcard if I have Dolby Home Theater?



No, not really. That's just an onboard audio chip with a Dolby software solution.

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 

i have a question are there good usb sound cards ? in a budget of 150 euro ? 

post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by ramzes235 View Post

i have a question are there good usb sound cards ? in a budget of 150 euro ? 



Why do you want a USB soundcard if you play a lot of games, like you said on the first page? Get an internal soundcard, it is your best option for what you said you do.

post #28 of 37
Thread Starter 

it is for my other pc where i don't have any place in it to put a intern soundcard :p thanx roller 

post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by ramzes235 View Post

it is for my other pc where i don't have any place in it to put a intern soundcard :p thanx roller 



Oh, you didn't mention you had a second machine and wanted to get a separate soundcard. Well, again, will you be playing games, listening to music, watching movies on that second machine?

post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 

on the second machin it is only for music !!!

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