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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

What's your source? Is it going to be your computer? If so if it was my money I'd much rather spent $85 on an E9. It has tons of power, much more than the E11 for sure.

If you use a computer as a source, you can then buy a nice DAC. The E7 or E10 would work. I'd save up a little more and get an ODAC though.

 

If you have a decent soundcard, you can get by with just that for awhile straight to the amp. People say soundcards are garbage, but the Realtek HD I have (and don't use) is ruler flat and sounds pretty good.

Some of the Creative and Asus cards have really good measurements too. Not sure which ones have a line out though. The Realtek chip on my laptop is awful though for whatever reason.

 

BTW for the price of the E17 you can have the E9+E10. Some soundcards actually sound better than the E10 though.

I can't seem to find the ODAC anywhere.

post #2177 of 8045

And E9+E10 is better than E17?

post #2178 of 8045
Is the e17+e09k better
post #2179 of 8045
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

What's your source? Is it going to be your computer? If so if it was my money I'd much rather spent $85 on an E9. It has tons of power, much more than the E11 for sure.

If you use a computer as a source, you can then buy a nice DAC. The E7 or E10 would work. I'd save up a little more and get an ODAC though.

 

If you have a decent soundcard, you can get by with just that for awhile straight to the amp. People say soundcards are garbage, but the Realtek HD I have (and don't use) is ruler flat and sounds pretty good.

Some of the Creative and Asus cards have really good measurements too. Not sure which ones have a line out though. The Realtek chip on my laptop is awful though for whatever reason.

 

BTW for the price of the E17 you can have the E9+E10. Some soundcards actually sound better than the E10 though.

But E9 costs almost as much as E17

post #2180 of 8045

This would be the best way to go. I use just an E17 and I am very pleased. The E09k + the E17 would be a great way to go, and it's still only about $250 all said and done. 

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Is the e17+e09k better
post #2181 of 8045

I need confirmation that my choice is a good one.

 

I am thinking to buy the Matrix M-Stage with ODAC for my Q701. Is there anything better for the price?

 

Thank you.

post #2182 of 8045
I've heard receivers make very good hp amps and if your lucky you can get a nice vintage one for around 50$
post #2183 of 8045
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

I need confirmation that my choice is a good one.

 

I am thinking to buy the Matrix M-Stage with ODAC for my Q701. Is there anything better for the price?

 

Thank you.

 

That's what I use.  beerchug.gif

 

 

If the ODA was out I would be curious to test it, but otherwise I'm very happy with that setup.

post #2184 of 8045

Now I wish I would chose the black one instead of the white one. White Q701 looks like a plastic toy. I'm thinking exchange it.

post #2185 of 8045
I am using the Q701 with the asus essence STX and I love it. As soon as you lower the tremble and bring the bass up a tad they are pretty much flawless for classic rock and roll. I am still doing research on parts for the perfect dedicated DAC and headphone amp.
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

But E9 costs almost as much as E17


Sorry, I forget that not everyone here lives inside the USA biggrin.gif

I guess we're lucky here and get the E9 for just $85USD!

 

E17 here is around $140 or so, E10 $55 or something like that.

post #2187 of 8045
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


Sorry, I forget that not everyone here lives inside the USA biggrin.gif

I guess we're lucky here and get the E9 for just $85USD!

 

E17 here is around $140 or so, E10 $55 or something like that.

I have E17-130

E09k-110, E10 for 70 and E11 for 60, what do you think i should get with these prices?

post #2188 of 8045
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


Sorry, I forget that not everyone here lives inside the USA biggrin.gif

I guess we're lucky here and get the E9 for just $85USD!

 

E17 here is around $140 or so, E10 $55 or something like that.

E17 is 110 on sonic

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Probably a waste of time, unless you somehow ruined your stock cable. On the other hand, a dual entry re cable is very worthwhile.

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