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Help me choose a new laptop to use with new headphones. I have 2 choices for now.

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HP Pavilion dm4-3170se Beats Edition Entertainment Notebook PC (Beats by Dr. Dre)

 

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A6X83UA?HP-Pavilion-dm4-3170se-Beats-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC&jumpid=re_r602_q312_psg_beats_us_dm4

 

 

or

 

ASUS N Series N56VZ (Bang& Olufsen ICEpower® audio)

 

http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Multimedia_Entertainment/N56VZ/

 

 

Headphones and amp used:   HiFiMAN HE-400 and fiio e17 amplifier

 

 

(if you know a better alternative please post it here.) smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

 

Which laptop do you feel will make my setup sound better?

 

 

Just incase you need to know.  below is the type of music I like:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEKafh1tsU

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I'd suggest not relying on integrated laptop audio to begin with and instead using external USB audio devices, at least if you don't care too much about the internal speakers and only use your headphone setup.

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

I'd suggest not relying on integrated laptop audio to begin with and instead using external USB audio devices, at least if you don't care too much about the internal speakers and only use your headphone setup.

 

Agreed. Buy the computer you want for your computer-based needs. Any laptop that is supposed to have better audio than any other, sorry, it's hype.

 

Buy a laptop that suits your other needs then buy a good amp and DAC.

 

For the record, Macs have digital audio out. Though, I imagine you'd find a few other PC manufacturers who offer similar.

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