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Improving sound to my laptop

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

i use to stay 8 9 hours a day on my laptop working and listening music on my  headphones- akg k551 

i want to improve my sound and i thought that asus xonar u3 will do the job but i saw that thouse usb audiochip are moastly for gaming , and i don t play games .

can anybody help me to find a device for a laptop as a chip sound DAC or an amp in the price range of 50 usd  who can change my audition ?

 

post #2 of 16
I think the best way to change your sound is to buy different headphones. The K551 really do not require an amp and I doubt adding an amp will significantly improve your sound. What is it about the current sound that you think most needs to be improved? What would make the K551 better to you?
post #3 of 16
For a little more than $50, the FiiO E10K.

But yeah. The K550 are not difficult to drive. Could be you will get a bit better SQ over your laptop. It's hard to guess since laptops do vary quite a bit in SQ.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok tks for relays , so my sound will not change signifiantly with akg k551 ,but still worth spending 50 for fiio e10 k ?, i may do the same thing with asus xonar u3 chipsound wich is mor chipper ?
post #5 of 16

What do you mean by "improve my sound" exactly? More detail, better instrument separation and the like? Or more bass kick and things along those lines?

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
probably u know that akg k551 have no bass ,i m not a basshead but when i listen electronic music somethimes i want more bass kick and things ,so yes these are the things i want ,and maybe some volume if is possible at a lowest buget up to 50 usd
Edited by federalu - 1/29/15 at 3:12am
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by federalu View Post
 

i use to stay 8 9 hours a day on my laptop working and listening music on my  headphones- akg k551 

i want to improve my sound and i thought that asus xonar u3 will do the job but i saw that thouse usb audiochip are moastly for gaming , and i don t play games .

can anybody help me to find a device for a laptop as a chip sound DAC or an amp in the price range of 50 usd  who can change my audition ?

 


Save a little extra and get a Dragonfly.  Easy to use, and sounds great.  Price range from 90 to 125, depending on used or new.

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

pheww its  too expensive something chiper who will do the job ?


Edited by federalu - 1/29/15 at 7:33am
post #9 of 16
Fiio E6.
post #10 of 16

I second the E10K. It's got a bass boost circuit you can turn on/off. I'm pretty sure this is what OP is looking from from his K551 -- a little extra bass for EDM.

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

yes i m looking for a fiio e 10 k tks for the  advice !!!


Edited by federalu - 1/29/15 at 1:44pm
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by federalu View Post
 

yes i m looking for a fiio e 10 k tks for the  advice !!!

trying to find a fiio e 10 k , in my country , i find the model fiio andes 07 k which is second hand and 20 e cheap but in good condition  ..

they do the same thing ? which is better ? who i must choose beteewn thouse 2 ?


Edited by federalu - 1/31/15 at 10:54am
post #13 of 16
Penon Audio ships to many countries: http://penonaudio.com/FiiO-E10K
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

i just bought a fiio e 10 k great product and cheap . suddenly my akg k551 rebourn :))

tks guys,  great support here on head-fi !

post #15 of 16
Awesome! smily_headphones1.gif
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