1. HPiper

    Why a separate dac

    I was just wondering why so many people use a separate dac for listening to music from their pc. Is it due to the sound cards just having really bad dac chips on them, or do the external dacs have other features that make them better? I am wondering if you got a real good sound card, for example...
  2. mistashiv

    Neutral headphones for laptop based music production?

    Firstly, I am fully aware headphones do not compete with dedicated studio monitors. I do own a set of monitors and I'm happy with them. However due to its convenience I find myself producing with headphones on my laptop a lot, (sennheiser hd25-2s) My observations is that the hd25s are too bass...
  3. Toneof Voice

    looking for usb sound card / DAC to connect to my sony amp max ~120$

    Hi there guys,    I am looking for a decent sound card (usb) at max 120$.   I need the sound card only for listening to music. I want to use my small PC as a Mediaplayer, connected to my amp   I was pondering to buy the Behringer UCA222, but then the price seems to cheap for me to...
  4. Xcuz

    Headphone Amp Under $100

    I'm looking for a suitable headphone amp under $100 for my laptop to use with my Audio Technica ATH-M50's and my Sony MDR-1R's. I mostly listen to chill electronic and dubstep. Preferably portable, but I don't want a large amp.   I've already looked at the Fiio lineup, but none really suit...
  5. ddcpitt

    Desktop AMP for under $350

    Hello I currently have a JDS Labs C421 (OPPA227) and an ODAC. I think it's time for an upgrade from a portable amp to a more powerful desktop amp and perhaps a new DAC as well. I enjoy this setup, but can only imagine how much better my setup would sound with a powerful desktop amp. My current...
  6. DaniLp

    Entry Level DAC

    Im looking for an entry level DAC(both in terms of quality and price).
  7. redrich2000

    Best $50 USB DAC, amp not needed

    I want to get a cheap DAC to connect between an iMac and powered external speakers. I wouldn't mind a DAC/amp combo but it would need to have a pass through feature. But ideally I just want a cheap USB DAC that is powered out of the computer with a mini out. I don't need something amazing, just...
  8. MattFH

    external sound solution for laptop and Sennheiser HD595

    So I'm basically looking for an external audio solution for my laptop and Sennheiser HD 595 (50 Ohms) headphones. I was originally looking for external soundcards, but I've been noticing more and more mention of so-called DACs and Amps. I still don't know what DAC actually means (maybe...
  9. jayxem

    Desktop Amp for Beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohms w/ Audio Interface

    I'm looking for an office setup. Plan to buy Beyerdynamic DT 770 250 ohms headphones.   My issue is that my office pc's soundcard is busted. I ordered a simple external interface to go around it.   I've been looking for a simple desktop amp solution to add to the cheap external...
  10. framos917

    Please critique intended equipment connections.

    I have recently wanted to improve my computer listening experience. All my experience has been with listening to music thru my stereo and home theater equipment. I joined this forum about 2 years ago and received good advice on headphones and digital audio players. This found me creating more...
  11. Behringer UCA222 U-Control Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out USB Audio Interface with Digital Output And Massive Software Bundle

    Behringer UCA222 U-Control Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out USB Audio Interface with Digital Output And Massive Software Bundle

    Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out USB Audio Interface with Digital Output and Massive Software Bundle