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USB DAC for notebook (mic/speakers)

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Hi.

 

I got $90 refund from a broken OLED FiiO E7 that I used with my notebook and my iPhone so I was planning to get the upgraded E07K.

But now I dont have an iPhone anymore and will just use the DAC on my notebook with ATH-M50s.

Also found out that there are DACs designed for notebooks with speakers out and mic in. Since my notebook has a crappy mic its a good idea.

 

So what USB DAC/SoundCard (don't know exactly the name) can you recommend me for $90?

I like my FiiO so it has to sound equal or better than E7.

 

Thanks


Edited by bodosko - 1/22/13 at 9:56pm
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

I found this USB soundcards that apparently meet what I want.

X-Fi HD USB $86 <- Only to have builtin Headphone AMP.

X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro $59

X-Fi Go! Pro USB $30

Old X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB $92

 

 

Can these cards be compared to FiiO E07K? Forget the portability, I will just use it with my laptop. And mic input is important since my onboard input is crap.


Edited by bodosko - 1/23/13 at 10:20pm
post #3 of 4

same question as bodosko.

My search bar say that the x-fi is terrible for headphone. Is it true??

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Originally Posted by bodosko View Post

So what USB DAC/SoundCard (don't know exactly the name) can you recommend me for $90?

The FiiO E10 is an extraordinary device that far surpasses the E7. Plus it is well within your budget. Enjoy! 

 

Destroysall


Edited by Destroysall - 2/8/13 at 9:58pm
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