- Mar 20, 2013
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- Mar 20, 2013
I'd figure I'd respond to you here to not pollute the O2 thread with even more competitor talk.Those rigid interconnects look cool but I don't know if I'd like having an exposed PCB on the back.
That's a 3.5mm headphone jack to RCA cable. You need a USB 2.0 A to B cable (printer cable) like this to connect the Modi DAC to your PC. Basically the DAC converts the digital PCM signal from your computer (you want to use ASIO or WASAPI so Windows doesn't try to mix in audio output from other programs and the OS) to an analog one and the amplifier amplifies it for your headphones.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030301&p_id=5437&seq=1&format=2 or the rebranded schiit one.
I wish i could give out more reputation points, because so many people have been very helpful today, but alas I've ran out, but I digress...
What are the problems or potential problems associated with an exposed PCB on the back and how would the PYST CABLES prevent the PCB from being exposed?
Sorry for all the questions, but I'm just extremely ignorant about all of this, but I love learning.
Would I need to use Foobar to use ASIO or WASAPI drivers? I think I remember once coming to the conclusion that I would use WASAPI drivers if I ever started using Foobar, but I can't remember why I reached that conclusion. Can you give me a brief (or long if you like) pro and con-esque explanation of ASIO vs. WASAPI.
Also I had someone suggest I might ought to go for the Modi Uber + O2. This is what he said:
"from a pure specs perspective, I would go for modi and O2, you get 1.5V from the modi, and get 1X on the O2, it will let you use the volume knob a little higher with a little less risk for channel imbalance. but it might be good to ask around if people have tried that combo or had any problem"
His belief being that channel imbalance is one of the worst things for sound quality, but he did say to ask around, so anyone have any opinion about the Modi Uber + O2 combo?
Thanks again, everybody, for all y'alls help.