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takeshibeat
post Sep 12 2012, 16:50
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i ve had a sony all in one hifi system which i bought 1998 if i remember correct
after a half year i started to have problems with cd player on it , i sended it to a hifi repair service where they fixed the problem but soon aproximately 2 mounths after the repairation the same problems started again,
my second hifi all in one system was sharp and it to damaged itself after 2 years
some guys told me i should buy components and that they would last longer but it doesnt have sense to me
since i can only listen to music via headphones because i live in a flat that has very poor sound isolation and my room
is to small for components
so i wanted to ask which companies make best (all in one) hifi systems with the longest lifetime
i was satisfied with the sound of both of my hifi which i ve head but they didn t last long and i spended lots of money on the first one
i ve saw on the net that today s hifi systems have the possibility that you listen to music on them via usb so i guess it would last long (i listen music via usb 5 years allready on my laptop and dont have any kind of problem)
if any of you could give me some names of the companies that make the best all in one hifi systems with the longest lifetime i would be very thankful
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takeshibeat
post Sep 12 2012, 19:49
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the soundcard which is integrated in my laptop is poor quality
i have sennheiset hd 598 headphones and which ever headphones i connect to laptop the sound is not good because the soundcard is bad
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post Sep 14 2012, 15:35
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QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 12 2012, 14:49) *
the soundcard which is integrated in my laptop is poor quality
i have sennheiset hd 598 headphones and which ever headphones i connect to laptop the sound is not good because the soundcard is bad


Ever run the freebie Audio Rightmark tests on it, or look the chipset up on the web?

If your laptop's sound system sounds like C&@%, then I feel your pain. My old laptop made ugly noises over the headphone jack whenever the hard drive ran.

In contrast, at $30 the Behringer UCA 202 could be a good cheap fix. This review lays out the issues:

Good technical Review
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mzil
post Sep 14 2012, 17:25
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QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Sep 14 2012, 10:35) *
at $30 the Behringer UCA 202 could be a good cheap fix. This review lays out the issues:

Good technical Review

Considering his stated headphone's 50 ohm impedance, by my read, that review site you linked to wouldn't recommend the UCA202 for his application, based on the UCA202's output impedance (also 50 ohm):

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Most of these headphones are 80 – 600 ohms and would work reasonably well with the Behringer depending on how loud you want to listen and their sensitivity. But with typical 16 to 32 ohm portable headphones, it’s a different story. Here the UCA202 struggles.

... If you want a headphone amp, and happen to have some 80 – 600 ohm fairly efficient headphones, the UCA202 is also worth considering.

...The headphone output, on the other hand, works best with fairly efficient high impedance professional or studio-type headphones (with an impedance in the 80 – 600 ohm range). For typical 16 – 32 ohm headphones you probably won’t be that happy unless they’re really efficient or you like to listen at low levels. There may also be some significant frequency response variations due to the impedance

Is there something I'm missing?

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- takeshibeat   the best companies for hifi all in one systems   Sep 12 2012, 16:50
- - 2Bdecided   My 1993 Denon mini system is still just about work...   Sep 12 2012, 18:05
- - DVDdoug   I don't know who makes reliable electronics......   Sep 12 2012, 19:07
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Sep 12 2012, 19:07) Rath...   Sep 13 2012, 18:17
- - takeshibeat   the soundcard which is integrated in my laptop is ...   Sep 12 2012, 19:49
|- - trout   QUOTE (takeshibeat) the soundcard which is integra...   Sep 12 2012, 20:48
|- - probedb   QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 12 2012, 19:49) ...   Sep 13 2012, 08:11
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 12 2012, 14:49) ...   Sep 14 2012, 15:35
|- - mzil   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Sep 14 2012, 10...   Sep 14 2012, 17:25
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (mzil @ Sep 14 2012, 12:25) QUOTE (...   Sep 14 2012, 21:42
|- - mzil   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Sep 14 2012, 16...   Sep 14 2012, 22:30
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (mzil @ Sep 14 2012, 17:30) QUOTE (...   Sep 15 2012, 03:18
- - takeshibeat   how can it be sold? and with what kind of usb devi...   Sep 12 2012, 21:57
- - DVDdoug   You can get a USB soundcard. There are also some...   Sep 12 2012, 23:26
- - takeshibeat   i wanted to buy a usb dac-nuforce udac2 because th...   Sep 13 2012, 10:14
|- - skamp   QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 13 2012, 11:14) ...   Sep 13 2012, 15:15
- - lisag   I also had 2 all-in-one Sony hi-fi's in the 90...   Sep 13 2012, 13:31
- - Boiled Beans   I've just bought a mini all in one Panasonic h...   Sep 13 2012, 16:17
- - takeshibeat   i think i will buy YAMAHA PianoCraft MCR-840 black...   Sep 13 2012, 19:40
- - mzil   I would suggest buying three things instead of tha...   Sep 13 2012, 23:29
- - lisag   The best micro hi-fi's currently recommended b...   Sep 18 2012, 13:23
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (lisag @ Sep 18 2012, 13:23) The be...   Sep 21 2012, 11:19
- - lisag   Ha, yes! Well I suppose I should be a bit more...   Sep 28 2012, 14:23
- - mzil   The important thing is to understand is that human...   Sep 28 2012, 14:56


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