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Looking for a good soundcard or external DAC for under 100$ to replace ALC892 with ATH-M50s.

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Just got my ATH-M50s and I've been noticing some hissing and the sound just sounding "off" coming from the onboard sound and was looking for a cheap replacement for it. I don't really need any surround sound or anything else like that, just something that will give me a more clear and better sounding experience without breaking the bank (grr Christmas gifts :angry_face:)

 

Thanks for the help and sorry if I sound like a big doofus!

 

EDIT - oh jeez looked like I posted this in the wrong section


Edited by roflaly - 12/18/13 at 8:33am
post #2 of 7

What software are you using?

I have a lot of hissing when using Media Player Classic, but Foobar2000 makes it go away.

 

If Foobar2000 doesn't help, buy this one, it's great:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=123

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Would that be alright without an amp with the M50s?

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Would that be alright without an amp with the M50s?

 

Yes

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Whats the difference between the one you posted and this one? : http://us.hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50

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Whats the difference between the one you posted and this one? : http://us.hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=50

 

It's not asynchronous.

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Just got my ATH-M50s and I've been noticing some hissing and the sound just sounding "off" coming from the on-board sound and was looking for a cheap replacement for it. I don't really need any surround sound or anything else like that, just something that will give me a more clear and better sounding experience without breaking the bank (grr Christmas gifts :angry_face:)

 

Thanks for the help and sorry if I sound like a big doofus!

 

EDIT - oh jeez looked like I posted this in the wrong section

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27.

Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, retail box) sound card, $80

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