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post #16 of 31

That's going to be some killer sessions of Ouendan you're about to play

post #17 of 31
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That's going to be some killer sessions of Ouendan you're about to play


Well... not really^^

 

I ordered:

Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

Castlevania Portrait of Ruin

Castlevania Order of Ecclesia   along wit the DSi Xl. 

 

I love 2d Platformer especially the Metroidvania series.

post #18 of 31

haha nice

 

Kinda cool to see people using high end audio equipment for games! Don't see that much around here. 

post #19 of 31

In that way, you won't use the e17 DAC. You need to go digital out of your DS if that is possible.

post #20 of 31
Thread Starter 

Well got my DS today.

 

I have to say the Sound Quality is not nearly as good as the PSPs.

 

Also Colour accuracy and black level are bad. ( compared to my calibrated Sony HX 755, which is obvious i guess)

post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by Bombaman View Post

Alright, thank you.

 

Now, i hooked up my e17 + Dt 880 ( 600 ohm) with my PSP and they got pretty loud.

 

I am curious if it would be better to use the e17 since it is an DAC and may be better than the PSP/DS DAC?

What do you guys think? 

If it gets loud enough, there should not be reason to hook it up to the e9k and buy an additional cable or?

I thought the E17 was a DAC and only had digital inputs. 

 

If this is true, then you can't hook it up to the PSP or DS unless those have digital outputs. If it's a 3.5mm jack, then that is already analog and there is no need to do a digital-analog-conversion with the e17 DAC.

post #22 of 31

IDK what is the issue here, the E17 has a 3.5mm line in so all he needs is a mini to mini cable...

post #23 of 31

To clarify, the 3.5mm jack on the DS (and PSP) is already converted and amped. Running it through an E17 adds the benefit of more power to your headphones, but it won't make the source sound any cleaner. Yes, the PSP does have better sound quality than the DS. You notice that sound difference, even when you use the E17 on both of them, because you're getting each unit's DA conversion and amplification in addition to the E17's amplification. To use just the E17, you'd have to use a USB cable for both the E17's DAC and amp, or you could hook it up to an iPod with a LOD, in which case you're using the iPod's DAC and the E17's amp. Both would be cleaner options than using the double-amping of DS>E17 and PSP>E17. Cheers.

post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info wes008.

 

I have 2 Questions:

 

I am connecting my PSP to my Sony hx 755 Tv via component cables. Then i capture the Audio with an optical cable whch i plug in from the Tv to the e17/e9k. Am i still double amping?

 

If i connect my DS to my e9k instead, would it be a better solution?

post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Bombaman View Post

Thanks for the info wes008.

 

I have 2 Questions:

 

I am connecting my PSP to my Sony hx 755 Tv via component cables. Then i capture the Audio with an optical cable whch i plug in from the Tv to the e17/e9k. Am i still double amping?

 

If i connect my DS to my e9k instead, would it be a better solution?

You are not double amping! Actually, you are going digital out of the TV, which mean you are using the DAC in the e17.

 

Of course it is better to hook up the DS to your e9k, since it should be a better amp for your dt880. I don't know if it is worth it, though.

post #26 of 31
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You are not double amping! Actually, you are going digital out of the TV, which mean you are using the DAC in the e17.

 

Of course it is better to hook up the DS to your e9k, since it should be a better amp for your dt880. I don't know if it is worth it, though.


alright!^^

 

Ok, could i connect my Ds via a 3.5mm cable to my Tv which has a 3.5 mm jack. Then go digital out with an opical cable and use my e17? If you know what i mean^^.

 

edit e17 adn e9k^^


Edited by Bombaman - 2/10/13 at 6:27am
post #27 of 31

Nope, you cannot. 

 

You would need something like hdmi, optical out, usb or coaxial, going from your DS


Edited by davidsh - 2/10/13 at 6:27am
post #28 of 31

Is there something special about connecting a nintendo DS to a amp and DAC I should know about?  I can only guess that you homebrewed it and play mp3's on it.

post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 

no just for gaming.

 

So the component cable can? is it coax? ( PSP)
 

post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by Bombaman View Post

no just for gaming.

 

So the component cable can? is it coax? ( PSP)
 

Component cable (from PSP) could use the E09k as the amplification and the PSP's DAC as the, well, DAC, but I'm not sure if a PSP can do audio out without doing video out.

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