cheap usb sound/card + amp for beyer dt770 pro 80 ohms?
Oct 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

TomatoTen

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hi. i plan on getting the beyerdynamic dt 770 pro 80 ohms...
 
my asus mobo has bad onboard audio, so i plan on getting an external usb sound card (i'm running a mITX build so my only pci slot is taken by my gfx card)
 
i also am thinking about getting an amp for the beyers also. any suggestions?
 
-the external sound card and amp dont have to be portable, since they will sit on my desk forever
-less than $100 for both the amp and the sound card would be preferred
-i want the sound card to be compatible with dolby surround for gaming and general stereo
 
all suggestions are welcome!
but so far i've looked at:
 
-xonar u3
-creative sound blaster x-fi hd
-fiio e6
-fiio e11
-fioo e7
-creative soundblaster x-fi surround 5.1 pro
-fiio e10
 
i looked around the forums about this, but i couldn't find any good answers...
 
Oct 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM Post #2 of 7

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hi. i plan on getting the beyerdynamic dt 770 pro 80 ohms...
my Asus mobo has bad on-board audio, so  plan on getting an external usb sound card (i'm running a mITX build so my only pci slot is taken by my gfx card)
i also am thinking about getting an amp for the beyers also. any suggestions?
-the external sound card and amp dont have to be portable, since they will sit on my desk forever
-less than $100 for both the amp and the sound card would be preferred
-i want the sound card to be compatible with dolby surround for gaming and general stereo
all suggestions are welcome!
but so far i've looked at:
-xonar u3
-creative sound blaster x-fi hd
-fiio e6
-fiio e11
-fioo e7
-creative soundblaster x-fi surround 5.1 pro
-fiio e10

What model of Asus motherboard is it?
 
Oct 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM Post #3 of 7

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this for soundcard
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=encore+enmab-8cm+7.1+channel+usb+audio+box&sprefix=encore+enmab%2Caps%2C256
 
and any 70usd porta amp like cmoy
 
Oct 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM Post #5 of 7

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SMSL SD-793II external DAC/headphone amplifier,  $60
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280962959972?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
 
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:57 PM Post #7 of 7

PurpleAngel

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is there anything i can buy on amazon?
 
i'm only asking this b/c i've never bought from ebay before, and i'm a little concerned about quality/getting scammed...

Just buy from a seller with lots of feedback.
I've bought on eBay 288 times, only been ripped of maybe two or three times.
 

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