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Thread Starter 

Hello im a complete newbie to audio area for PC so I came to ask...
I have an overall good PC, but desperately need an audio upgrade

I was able to fish out 600$ total to spend and I already have decided to buy 
AKG Q701 and Titanium HD

The question here is:
Will getting an external amp (i.e. Schiit Magni or Objective 2) be better than the one in Titanium HD?
also
Will getting an external DAC (i.e Schiit Modi) be better than the one in Titanium HD?
or to the point...
Do I need DAC or Amp with AKGs and Titanium HD setup or do I need both?

AKGs come in about 250 and Titanium HD comes in about 100
I have about 600-350 = 250 for DAC or AMP, or both.
I have contacted PurpleAngel before, but the PM limitations stopped me from asking questions.

Thank You in advance!

post #2 of 6
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Also an addition...
How do I connect all of these equipment together?
and by which way (i.e. Optical, RCA, 3.5mm jack)
I have used my PC350 from Titanium Fatal1ty in Headphones mode with CMSS-3D;
but on Windows settings I used 5.1 and was able to get surround sound.
Will I be able to do the same with AKG > DAC/AMP or both> Titanium HD?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

will anyone help me? ><

post #4 of 6

If you are using AKG x701 then you need an external amp for best results.  The Creative (metal of choice - model of choice) devices are not to my liking.
 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

@joe_cool 
Thank You for the Reply~!
I got a slight assistance from PurpleAngel, and decided to get AKG Q701 > Schiit Magni > Ti-HD

And a simple question, if I were to connect Magni to Ti-HD... Magni is RCA, so is it better to connect pure
by connecting RCA to RCA OR a cable that has RCA on one end and 3.5mm jack on the other and use that to connect?

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Originally Posted by euterpe View Post

@joe_cool 
Thank You for the Reply~!
I got a slight assistance from PurpleAngel, and decided to get AKG Q701 > Schiit Magni > Ti-HD

And a simple question, if I were to connect Magni to Ti-HD... Magni is RCA, so is it better to connect pure
by connecting RCA to RCA OR a cable that has RCA on one end and 3.5mm jack on the other and use that to connect?

I've asked the same questions several times on this forum and many respectable members have said there's really not much of a difference between RCA vs 3.5mm jack.

 

So whichever cable you have or are comfortable with should be fine. 

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