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post #196 of 2067

Looks good - http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Dual-SOIC8-SOP8-to-DIP8-Adapter-PCB-Board-PIN-Mono-Opamp-OPA627-AD797-/251302346672?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a82c97fb0

Seems better quality than the rest I've seen on Ebay and it is 10pcs for $5, which seems great! :)

post #197 of 2067

Any opinion on the AD8597 vs OPA827? The X7's HP out sound too bright and harsh right now with my HE-560. Bass is a bit too tight. Plenty of energy.

Which of the two would tame the lower treble a bit and improve bass without sacrificing too much overall treble energy and definition, while being reasonably spacious?

Thanks :]

post #198 of 2067

I'm not a expert nor audiophile.

 

Gotta the X7 from creative last year Dec when I had pre-ordered during the show. I always wanted a device that allow me to connect multiple sources from gaming console to my PC speakers and headphones, and allow me to switch easily between these 3 sources.

 

I had been used the creative digital premium HD USB DAC from creative from 2 years, it is a good audio device. it didn't have the connectivity I required, thus making it a choice to upgrade. 

 

It is been 3 months since last dec, I had been using it on my Aego M speakers and HD598. I would said, I pretty much enjoy audio listening experience and gaming wise. 

 

Their driver and user interface by far had improved a lot since previously. There is always room for improvement to make it even better for the users.

post #199 of 2067
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Any opinion on the AD8597 vs OPA827? The X7's HP out sound too bright and harsh right now with my HE-560. Bass is a bit too tight. Plenty of energy.
Which of the two would tame the lower treble a bit and improve bass without sacrificing too much overall treble energy and definition, while being reasonably spacious?
Thanks :]

I prefer OPA827. AD8597 is smoother and sweeter. OPA827 is more lively.
post #200 of 2067
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Originally Posted by earfonia View Post


I prefer OPA827. AD8597 is smoother and sweeter. OPA827 is more lively.

Thanks. I have both in my cart ready to order. They're both about 12$ apiece, so 24$ for a pair and 48$ for both. I am thinking about getting both but finances are a bit tight right now. Anyway, I'll think it through, thanks!

post #201 of 2067
Conquer, let me know how it goes.
post #202 of 2067

Sure, I reckon you're stuck between the same choices :D

post #203 of 2067

Well, in the end the OPA827 is slightly over twice the price of the AD8597... Not sure whether I wanna get that. I either get both, or just the AD... Still kinda wonder how much difference there's between the two... Like, if it is really subtle, I might as well get the cheaper one... :o

post #204 of 2067

Would these speakers (Q Acustic 2010i) be a good match with the X7?

post #205 of 2067

Dear Razaorpakk, we had customers in Singapore telling us that they love the pairing of Sound Blaster X7 with the Q Acoustic 2010i !  The resolution of the X7 and tonal balance of the 2010i will be a good match !

Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia...

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post #206 of 2067

So I have connected these up to some speakers  had laying around (Jamo Art) and i am quite happy so will probably hold off buying new speakers till I move.

 

I want to take your advice Earphonia of upgrade the power adapter, but I am having trouble finding it.

 

It is not available on the Aus Creative store and Amazon seems to be out of stock

 

http://www.jaycar.com.au/IT-Products/Connectivity/Power-Products/144W-Laptop-Power-Supply-15-24VDC/p/MP3471

 

would the above link work? 


Edited by hi2chris - 3/22/15 at 10:47pm
post #207 of 2067
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hi2chris View Post
 

So I have connected these up to some speakers  had laying around (Jamo Art) and i am quite happy so will probably hold off buying new speakers till I move.

 

I want to take your advice Earphonia of upgrade the power adapter, but I am having trouble finding it.

 

It is not available on the Aus Creative store and Amazon seems to be out of stock

 

http://www.jaycar.com.au/IT-Products/Connectivity/Power-Products/144W-Laptop-Power-Supply-15-24VDC/p/MP3471

 

would the above link work? 

 

Most probably will work, but not guaranteed. The link has no info about the DC connector. Laptop adapter sometime is not as straight forward as common regulated power adapter. If you can get regular 24 DCV power adapter (not specially design for laptop), probably it has higher chance of compatibility.

post #208 of 2067
post #209 of 2067
OPA604 seems to be a nice cheap op-amp too, according to my research. People seem to recommend it.
Should also be on the darker side.
For the tight budgetians beerchug.gif
post #210 of 2067
Thread Starter 

 

Should be ok, but please take note, it might has higher ripple noise than the original power supply from Creative.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

OPA604 seems to be a nice cheap op-amp too, according to my research. People seem to recommend it.
Should also be on the darker side.
For the tight budgetians beerchug.gif

 

OPA604 is a famous op-amp, used in many audio equipment. But I'm not the fan of OPA604. Have a few devices with OPA604, generally I replaced it with other op-amp. But it is good to tame analytic sound system.

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