Good day! I would just like to hear your opinions on possible desktop bass setups.
Here are my options:
1)Get a Lepai T-amp + pair of bookshelves
2)USB Soundcard + Earphones (SoundMagic PL11)
3)DAC + Earphones (SoundMagic PL11)
4)2.1 Desktop Speakers
5)Digizoid zo2 + IEM (SoundMagic PL11)
1) I'm having a hard time finding a cheap pair of bookshelves that has a lot of bass. Of course, more bass means I should have a subwoofer but that setup is out of my budget.
2) I currently have a PL11 so I thought of just buying a dedicated soundcard to pair with it. Any recommendations on the soundcard which has a good bass response? Why USB? Because I also want to use it with my laptop so I can bring it along with me anywhere. Is there a drastic difference between a USB version than the PCI-e soundcards?
3)Is getting a DAC better than the soundcard if I'm aiming for the bass?
4)Though 2.1 desktop speakers is within my budget range, the quality of sound is a little behind that of having #1
5)I'm also considering getting a ZO2 since I want bass.
By the way, I am fond of hiphop and RnB songs so the bass is really important. I also watch movies and really enjoy bassy scenes.
Forgive me if budget is too limited, I really don't want to spend a lot of money on audio products since I'm not that of an audio enthusiast. As long as there's bass and the music is still clear, I can live with that :)
Edited by kharken - 10/15/13 at 8:03am