I'm looking for an decent SQ desktop setup, just for music listening and of course, with headphones, I need to go step by step, first I want to buy sound card / dac / amp (whatever will be the best choice), then, I'd go for a decent headphones, I'm thinking in Sen HD600 (I prefer open than closed headphones). I really need some advice about what can be my best choice to start, I'm lost on tons of fiio, asus, amps, dac, reviews, advices, and I don't know what can be my way to go, right now I'm listening my music on a PC with a Realtec ALC892 chip + ATH AD700 + Foobar2k + Asio + good music source, and I know I can improve it without spend tons of money, I can pay the price, just going/buying step by step, so, if there is some kind people that can give me some advice/help about what can be my best way to start, I will apreciate it.
Hi all, I was a happy dude with my hi-fi system, but is a monster based on a Harman Kardon amp + JBL speakers, I was alone, but now I have neighbors, and now I need to care about people around me (inside my house too) :(
2 months ago, I build my new PC, I got a internal sound chip Realtec ALC892 (Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard), I was looking around for a solution to keep enjoy my music (music is my drug), and to not bother the new people that I have around, then, I buy a ATH AD700 headphone, wich are not expensive, and I was surprised in a good way, how that "cheap" headphone can make me enjoy my music, so, I saw a light in the darkness.
Now, I'm reading, and doing some research, to make my desktop based audio system, just for exclusive use with headphones, I don't need portability, dont care about, but man, really as much I read... as much I'm feel lost, ¿better internal sound card? ¿better external combo pre amp + amp + dac? ... so, I'm here to ask you for a desktop PC audio setup, I want to start for a amp+dac (combo or not), and around May-June buy some decent headphones, I don`t know if I go better with an Asus Sonar Essence, or maybe I go better with an JDS Labs Objective2 amp+dac combo, but like I'm here, and I know this is by far the best place to ask about, tell me, what's my best way to go? I use it only for music listening, I don't care about games, movies, etc, and I don't care about mobility, I'm not a pro, and I don't pretend to be, just want to have nice feelings again listening my music (rock, metal, jazz, blues, electronic, soul, classic), without get enraged people around me. I have some hard time invested to convert my music collection to 320kbps mp3 lame 44.1khz and 16 bit for my less apreciated music, and my more favorite music just to lossless flac, I need to thank you for all the info that I find here, thanks to the info on head-fi forums I have almost all my music collection properly riped