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Sound card is necessary? HD 600 Hd 650 Modi Magni combo

post #1 of 13
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I was thinking about going big and buying either Sennheiser Hd 600 or 650 with modi+ Magni combo. Then i realized that the sound card on my computer is just a default one that came with my mother board. According to system information, all i am able to pull out is that i have a realtek definition audio. I don't want to buy the cans and realize my sound card won't produce the proper sound that i need. What should i do? Please help! I just want to finally do something that i've wanted to do like listening to quality music. Thanks.

post #2 of 13

Hey,

 

Would've been better to post over here: http://www.head-fi.org/f/7840/introductions-help-and-recommendations but whatever :) Forget about your (onboard) soundcard. Modi will be your new soundcard but now external. All you need is a USB cable to connect your computer to Modi and some RCA cables to connect Modi to Magni. Plug headphones and you're good.


Edited by moriez - 7/23/13 at 11:31am
post #3 of 13
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Can you recommend some cables? Sorry i am very noob at the audiophile world.
 

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Originally Posted by latte4ever View Post

Can you recommend some cables? Sorry i am very noob at the audiophile world.
 

If your really want an upgraded cable, I recommend Q Audio(very nice silk cables.)

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Thank you very much. I need all the help i can get until i start learning on my own :)
 

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by latte4ever View Post

I was thinking about going big and buying either Sennheiser Hd 600 or 650 with Modi+ Magni combo. Then i realized that the sound card on my computer is just a default one that came with my mother board. According to system information, all i am able to pull out is that i have a Realtek definition audio. I don't want to buy the cans and realize my sound card won't produce the proper sound that I need. What should i do? Please help! I just want to finally do something that i've wanted to do like listening to quality music. Thanks.

Connecting a USB DAC (Modi) to the computer will bypass motherboard's built in sound card surround sound features for movies or games, but the Modi will provide great 2-channel stereo audio for music, movies and gaming.

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Can you recommend some cables? Sorry i am very noob at the audiophile world.
 

 

Had I been in your position I'd seriously consider the Schiit PYST cables. Check out this thread to get a better idea of what you're dealing with.

 

Would PYST cost too much go for something generic aka cheapest you can find. There's always the upgrade path later on.

post #8 of 13
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Had I been in your position I'd seriously consider the Schiit PYST cables. Check out this thread to get a better idea of what you're dealing with.

Would PYST cost too much go for something generic aka cheapest you can find. There's always the upgrade path later on.
Just buy a cheap generic Usb cable. I really doubt you'll notice a difference between the Schiit RCA cables and cheaper ones, but outs up too you. Hd600s sound great with the magni/modi, awesome for the price.
post #9 of 13
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I'm sorry this might sound really dumb.. but where do i buy the modi/magni combo? Schiit site just gives me reviews about the product.

post #10 of 13

What Country are you in? I'm in the US and if you scroll down there's a "Buy it now" button on their website.

 

Does this work:

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart

post #11 of 13
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U.S.A lol. i figured it out, thanks. Also, do you know if modi/magni and also the headset come with cables or do i have to buy separate ones?
 

post #12 of 13
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U.S.A lol. i figured it out, thanks. Also, do you know if modi/magni and also the headset come with cables or do i have to buy separate ones?

I'm not sure what Schiit hardware comes with, but at Monoprice, they sell low cost "Premium" cables.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by latte4ever View Post

U.S.A lol. i figured it out, thanks. Also, do you know if modi/magni and also the headset come with cables or do i have to buy separate ones?
 

You'll need RCA cables (they're not included) for Modi to Magni Schiit sells some for $20

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=12

 

I would just pick up some cheap ones for half that price, I doubt you'll notice a difference. 

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