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Get a o2+ odac? or stick to my soundcard.

post #1 of 7
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So I am interested in buying a o2+odac.

 

Would I see an improvement over the Xonar phoebus?

Would I lose all of the surround sound? (is this just a gimmick?)

 

I am using the vmoda m100's

 

Thank you :)

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by Aerathion View Post
 

So I am interested in buying a O2+ODAC.

Would I see an improvement over the Xonar Phoebus?

Would I lose all of the surround sound? (is this just a gimmick?)

I am using the vmoda m100's

Thank you :)

Technically, the O2 headphone amplifier's low output impedance (>1-Ohm) is a little better then the Phoebus headphone amplifier's 10-Ohm impedance, for driving the 32-Ohm V-Moda M100 headphones.

The ODAC, being an external DAC would not be affected by any "electrical noise" that is inside the computer case.

A USB DAC (like the ODAC) bypasses any sound card (on-board or add-on) features, like Headphone surround sound.

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Technically, the O2 headphone amplifier's low output impedance (>1-Ohm) is a little better then the Phoebus headphone amplifier's 10-Ohm impedance, for driving the 32-Ohm V-Moda M100 headphones.

The ODAC, being an external DAC would not be affected by any "electrical noise" that is inside the computer case.

A USB DAC (like the ODAC) bypasses any sound card (on-board or add-on) features, like Headphone surround sound.


Thank you, do you think headphone surround sound is a gimmick or not?

Also do you think it would make a difference in sound or would it be incredibly hard to tell?

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Thank you, do you think headphone surround sound is a gimmick or not?

Also do you think it would make a difference in sound or would it be incredibly hard to tell?

I'm of the opinion (personal opinion) that headphone surround sound is not a gimmick.

Is this headphone surround sound for movies or gaming?

post #5 of 7
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I'm of the opinion (personal opinion) that headphone surround sound is not a gimmick.

Is this headphone surround sound for movies or gaming?


It is called dolby surround virtualizer :)

Does the odac have none of this surround ?

post #6 of 7
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It is called dolby surround virtualizer :)

Does the odac have none of this surround ?

The ODAC offers zero surround sound features, is basically stereo audio.

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The ODAC offers zero surround sound features, is basically stereo audio.


Ok thank you :D

I think im just going to stick to my sound card then, it offers quite alot of features compared to the odac.

 

What I do understand though is that when you select headphones mode in games, thats around the same as surround

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