My Setup Any Good?
Sep 4, 2007 at 3:34 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 31

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Hi I am a newbie just starting out.

I have a dual core PC with 2GB RAM running Vista and the Razer Barracuda AC-1 audio card and the HP-1 headphones.

I am planning to buy the Sennheiser HD600 or the AKG 701 headphones and the Head Room Micro Amp and Micro DAC.

Will this setup work well with my PC and will it sound good enough? I mostly listen to 320kbps VBR MP3 rips on my PC and regularly play games.

Thanks
 
Sep 4, 2007 at 4:37 PM Post #4 of 31

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can you be more informative as to whats wrong with it and how can I improve?


He meant that what you plan on buying will sound a lot better than what you've got right now.
 
Sep 4, 2007 at 4:43 PM Post #5 of 31

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the proposed system will crap all over your current audio situation


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Sep 4, 2007 at 5:32 PM Post #6 of 31

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Hi I am a newbie just starting out.

I have a dual core PC with 2GB RAM running Vista and the Razer Barracuda AC-1 audio card and the HP-1 headphones.

I am planning to buy the Sennheiser HD600 or the AKG 701 headphones and the Head Room Micro Amp and Micro DAC.

Will this setup work well with my PC and will it sound good enough? I mostly listen to 320kbps VBR MP3 rips on my PC and regularly play games.

Thanks



With such sensitive Cans, I would suggest you look at getting better DACs and ripping your music as FLAC/APE.
 
Sep 4, 2007 at 6:25 PM Post #7 of 31

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The specs on your sound card seem quite good a 116 db dynamic range is not at all bad, it will also do 24 bit 96 khz.

Try the phones first and then if you don't like the sound move on from there.
 
Sep 4, 2007 at 9:54 PM Post #8 of 31

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Your games won't sound much different; better, yes, but don't expect much in this department. As for your music, you will be blown away
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And remember, it only gets better as the cans and amp are allowed more time to burn-in. For a first rig, you'll be very, very pleased. Enjoy =)
 
Sep 5, 2007 at 12:38 AM Post #10 of 31

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He said HP-1 and I nearly freaked out. Then I clicked the link


QFT
 
Sep 5, 2007 at 3:47 AM Post #13 of 31

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no, the Razer barracuda HP-1 are possibly the worst headphones I've ever heard EVER

anything will be an improvement



i thought these sounded good enough when coupled with the ac-1 audio card.
 

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