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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have had the M-50's for about a year now with an Asus K52F laptop. Foobar, the majority of files in FLAC along with RPGWizard's Dolby HP Settings. It sounds nice.

But would a IBasso or a Fiio DAC be worth purchasing? or would it just not really make a difference?
post #2 of 10

Hi, if I had the correct info the ATH M-50 had 38 ohms of impedance, I don't think that an ampli make a REAL difference.

BUT if you want to but a Fiio E.. go to it, I can't stop you.

Saludos desde Buenos Aires!

post #3 of 10
Well the real question you are asking is "Would a dedicated DAC make a difference in the quality of music?" In that case, my friend, you have entered a whole new ball game. From your post, I take it that you have been using the internal DAC of your computer. In most cases, these have a very bad reputation for their terrible reproduction of sound into the analog format. Pretty much every dedicated DAC will provide a more accurate reproduction of the digital FLAC files to analog. However, some DACs may be more to your liking than others. I would recommend visiting a Head-Fi meet sometime in the future to listen to some DACs hands-on and make up your mind yourself.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
which DAC would you recommend for a 3 yr. old Asus Laptop using a built- in crappy Altec Lansing soundcard?

I use M50's, FLAC, Foobar, RPGWizard's Dolby settings. Turn off all the enhancements in the control panel. etc...

Is there any DAC i could get with a 5.1 Speakermode output so i could fully experience RPGWizard's Foobar settings?

Or would the difference be so small it would not be worth it?

Should i just wait and buy a better computer?
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've done my fair share of reading and research, but I'm still not sure about some things.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

bump :P

post #7 of 10

A Dac wont make any difference if you don't have an amplifier to go with it. you need to get an amp & DAC combo or amp and DAC separate device .


Edited by Honkytime - 2/20/13 at 9:04pm
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Honkytime View Post

A Dac wont make any difference if you don't have an amplifier to go with it. you need to get an amp & DAC combo or amp and DAC separate device .

Agreed.

What's your budget? Does it have to be portable?
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

haha that makes sense :P

 

i was thinking under $100.

 

a Dac/Amp combo. Fiio is the most popular isn't it? 

and i have a asus laptop, so yea it would need to be portable.

I'm looking at a Fiio E10...


Edited by whendreamsweep - 2/21/13 at 12:56am
post #10 of 10
I have the FiiO E17, and its very good. I wouldn't doubt that the E10 is as good as everyone says for the money.
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