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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

This is my first time on head-fi and i wanted to know if i can connect a desktop amp to my desktop without a DAC as i already have Creative Xi-fi Titanium HD.

post #2 of 12

Yeap I have Foobar > Asus Xonar > Violectric > HD650

 

it does work
 

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I'm going to go buy a little dot MKII now.

post #4 of 12
Careful there biggrin.gif your wallet will be cursing you very soon. This is how it all begins.
Enjoy the little dot amp, what headphones are you planning to drive with that?
post #5 of 12
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I got a pair of ath-m50s and plan to get either the xb-700 or xb-1000 or maybe the new mdr-1r. Btw what cable do you use to connect your sound card to your amp?

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I got a pair of ath-m50s and plan to get either the xb-700 or xb-1000 or maybe the new mdr-1r. Btw what cable do you use to connect your sound card to your amp?

 

I have XB700 and XB1000 and often say that the best value of the series is extracted in XB700 if you're after a bass heavy headphone which sounds forward. Don't really enjoy XB1000 to be honest. Not heard MDR-1R, but rumors are that they are sub par compared to the now discontinued XB300, 500, 700 and 1000.

post #7 of 12
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Thanks for the reply, decided to get the xb-700.

post #8 of 12
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Btw what cable do you use to connect your sound card to your amp?

 

I normally use a RCA cable. 

post #9 of 12
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I normally use a RCA cable. 

Yeap same here, normal RCA to 3.5mm cable shouldn't cost more than $20 or so maybe a tad more for a brand name

post #10 of 12

Just a tip. Not a huge believer in cables, but if you want cheap, good quality and no nonsense cables, check out Blue Jeans Cable. If I were in need of a 1/8 jack -> rca cable, I'd go with their BJC MSA-1 Audio Cable

 


Edited by Norway - 10/25/12 at 7:03pm
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

I have already have a rca to 3.5mm cable since it came with the sound card, is there any huge difference between good and standard cables?

post #12 of 12
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I have already have a rca to 3.5mm cable since it came with the sound card, is there any huge difference between good and standard cables?

Sorry I wouldn't be able to help you there, I only have 1 cable so I can't make a comparison

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