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zerowalker
post Mar 2 2013, 02:19
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Well i have been reading around, and the result i have come to seems to be that a Soundcard isnīt really suggested.
But using a soundcard with Digital Output to a DAC and Amp seems to be the way to go?

If so, i was wondering, where should i look, i donīt really have any idea about DAC and Amps.

Can they be used for High Grade Microphones aswell, or is that Separate?

Thank:)
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xnor
post Mar 3 2013, 01:18
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These are myths which some audiophiles use to feed their delusions and justify purchasing crappy stuff for loads of money to show off or whatever..

It's the same nonsense with:
- you need ultra high gain for a headphone amp to sound good
Reality: lowest possible gain that does the job is usually best

- if you have to set the volume above 10 o'clock the amp doesn't have enough power
Reality: usable volume control range should go from roughly 10 to 2 o'clock

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- zerowalker   DAC and Amplifier - Headphones.   Mar 2 2013, 02:19
- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 1 2013, 20:19) We...   Mar 2 2013, 14:24
|- - zerowalker   So you are saying that a High End Soundcard will g...   Mar 2 2013, 14:53
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   The best is always elusive. Most of us are very ha...   Mar 2 2013, 14:58
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Mar 2 2013, 13...   Mar 2 2013, 16:34
- - skamp   PC soundcards are usually plagued with high output...   Mar 2 2013, 16:18
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (skamp @ Mar 2 2013, 16:18) PC soun...   Mar 2 2013, 18:29
- - xnor   I do not see how measured improvements are "t...   Mar 2 2013, 17:48
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (xnor @ Mar 2 2013, 17:48) I do not...   Mar 2 2013, 18:38
|- - probedb   QUOTE (xnor @ Mar 2 2013, 16:48) I do not...   Mar 3 2013, 21:17
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (probedb @ Mar 3 2013, 15:17) QUOTE...   Mar 4 2013, 17:20
|- - probedb   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Mar 4 2013, 16...   Mar 4 2013, 18:29
- - db1989   Well, that’s what I meant by “theoretical”, but pe...   Mar 2 2013, 17:55
- - slenpree   interesting discussion. I remember posting on this...   Mar 2 2013, 17:56
- - saratoga   Its not really possible to give a good answer to t...   Mar 2 2013, 22:39
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (saratoga @ Mar 2 2013, 22:39) Its ...   Mar 3 2013, 05:18
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 2 2013, 23:18) QU...   Mar 4 2013, 17:17
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 2 2013, 23:18) QU...   Mar 4 2013, 17:45
- - extrabigmehdi   What exasperate me, is all the talk about "sy...   Mar 3 2013, 00:43
- - xnor   These are myths which some audiophiles use to feed...   Mar 3 2013, 01:18
- - Rollin   Audiotrak Prodigy Cube probably can be what you wa...   Mar 3 2013, 08:30
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (Rollin @ Mar 3 2013, 08:30) Audiot...   Mar 3 2013, 10:36
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE Can they be used for High Grade Microphones ...   Mar 4 2013, 19:51
|- - zerowalker   Yes, thatīs what i will be buying later some time....   Mar 5 2013, 05:21
- - zerowalker   Okay ended up ordering O2 Headphone Ampifier. It s...   Mar 8 2013, 15:07
|- - DVDdoug   QUOTE I currently use an USB microphone, it works ...   Mar 13 2013, 01:41
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Mar 13 2013, 01:41) QUOT...   Mar 13 2013, 01:57
- - SonicBooom!   At the end of the day, you will just have to hear ...   Mar 9 2013, 03:20
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (SonicBooom! @ Mar 8 2013, 21:2...   Mar 9 2013, 05:16
|- - SonicBooom!   QUOTE (saratoga @ Mar 9 2013, 12:16) For ...   Mar 10 2013, 03:34
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (SonicBooom! @ Mar 9 2013, 21:3...   Mar 10 2013, 05:54
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (saratoga @ Mar 10 2013, 04:54) Gen...   Mar 10 2013, 14:11
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (extrabigmehdi @ Mar 10 2013, 09:11...   Mar 10 2013, 16:42
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (extrabigmehdi @ Mar 10 2013, 08:11...   Mar 10 2013, 21:51
- - Mach-X   What Saratoga said...the headphones have FAR more ...   Mar 10 2013, 06:25
- - zerowalker   I have been wondering a thing i have noticed with ...   Mar 12 2013, 05:18
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 12 2013, 00:18) I...   Mar 12 2013, 13:34
|- - zerowalker   Well, can say that i have gotten the Objective2 Am...   Mar 13 2013, 00:08
|- - probedb   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 12 2013, 23:08) B...   Mar 13 2013, 14:33
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (probedb @ Mar 13 2013, 14:33) QUOT...   Mar 13 2013, 14:38
|- - probedb   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 13 2013, 13:38) Q...   Mar 13 2013, 15:58
- - pdq   Isn't "hiss in the higher frequencies...   Mar 13 2013, 14:49
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (pdq @ Mar 13 2013, 14:49) Isn...   Mar 13 2013, 15:27
- - greynol   We're starting to bump up against TOS #8. Ple...   Mar 13 2013, 15:53
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (greynol @ Mar 13 2013, 15:53) We...   Mar 13 2013, 16:01
- - greynol   Yes.   Mar 13 2013, 16:07
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (greynol @ Mar 13 2013, 16:07) Yes....   Mar 13 2013, 16:14
- - xnor   I guess he's just talking about a high noise f...   Mar 13 2013, 16:36
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (xnor @ Mar 13 2013, 16:36) I guess...   Mar 13 2013, 16:37
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (zerowalker @ Mar 13 2013, 11:37) Q...   Mar 13 2013, 16:47
|- - zerowalker   [/quote] It can be. Exactly what is your curren...   Mar 13 2013, 16:51
- - markanini   Make sure the soundcard volume is on max, rather t...   Mar 13 2013, 17:00
|- - zerowalker   QUOTE (markanini @ Mar 13 2013, 17:00) Ma...   Mar 13 2013, 17:39
- - pdq   Once you go to analog, you want to keep the signal...   Mar 13 2013, 17:47
- - greynol   pdq is right. Best practice is to use the last vo...   Mar 13 2013, 18:09
- - zerowalker   QUOTE (greynol @ Mar 13 2013, 18:09) pdq ...   Mar 13 2013, 18:19


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