Hello my name is Alex.
I'm new here. I'm also new to high-end sound. But since I listen to music alot I thought it was time for an upgrade from my moderboard soundcard/gaming headset/2.1 Logitech sound. I like all kind of music but mostly electronic music and the whole Psy-genre (goa, prog, downtempo...)
After some search at the internet I found this forums and have read some threads about hardware and stuff. I'm not too sure what I'm looking for though.
So what am I looking for? I want high quality sound from my computer to my ears . Of what i think I need, I've been looking for a DAC and cans to start with, then later I want monitors and a MIDIkeyboard for Cubase. I'm totally new to that producing stuff too, so I don't need a hi-tech gear for that, just a cheap MIDIkeyboard to play around with.
I got a deal,
- Benchmark DAC1 (older version without USB)
- M2Tech HiFace USB
- AKG Q701
All used in great condition for 760$. Would you consider that a good deal? I'm living in Sweden and think it's a bit more expensive here than in the US and buying from US would be expensive shipping.
Is that all i need to get good-sounding music? I've been reading here at the forums about playing the music with ASIO? To get the quality im looking for, is that so?
Many thanks in advance.