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These are for RX700s not speakers.
Lol.....i know they are speakers
The DG was amazing even with my old t5200 belive me , you will not regret buying it
    
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I'm still unsure because cuad has made a convincing case I'm leaning towards not spending the money
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see audio is very subjective matter , and about the headphone amp any headsest can benefit from it so it alone can convince you to get the DG

here`s a comparsion between an On-Board and a dedicated sound card maybe it will help a little bet
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ound-card.html
    
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That thread is irrelevant. Simca's "testing" is with an older ALC1200 and his results are laughable. Doesn't find himself smiling. PUH LEASE.

OP: even if your onboard is also an ALC889, there are a lot of conditions that can affect how your onboard sounds, so it would be to your benefit to listen to a Xonar DG or even better an external sound card (called a USB DAC).
Edited by cuad - 6/6/11 at 7:37pm
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That thread is irrelevant. Simca's "testing" is with an older ALC1200 and his results are laughable. Doesn't find himself smiling. PUH LEASE.

OP: even if your onboard is also an ALC889, there are a lot of conditions that can affect how your onboard sounds, so it would be to your benefit to listen to a Xonar DG or even better an external sound card (called a USB DAC).
While I appreciate your input I would also like it if you could refrain from trashing other members. Simca was the person who first pointed me to the RX700s

I might just buy the DG from amazon, don't see me getting a DAC (aren't those more expensive than $30?)

BTW I just did the felt removal mod, they sound better but still going through songs to see the full affect
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My USB DAC--the Fiio E7--retails on Amazon for $99. I got mine for $80 from the OCN Market Place. So yeah, it's more than $30.
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post #17 of 24
@joelmartinez

Get a Xonar DG. It is worth it from the simplicity and the built-in amp. The benefits of the DS won't mean anything if you're doing 2.1 and headphones.

DG > DS for you.
    
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Get a Xonar DG. It is worth it from the simplicity and the built-in amp. The benefits of the DS won't mean anything if you're doing 2.1 and headphones.

DG > DS for you.
So you disagree with cuad, sound cards will noticeably improve sound
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So you disagree with cuad, sound cards will noticeably improve sound
Yup, go for it. The DG is a really good low cost sound card for anyone using headphones. I'm going to say if you enjoyed the improvement going from bad headphones to good headphones, you'll enjoy going from onboard to a sound card.
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I just installed a DG, it beats onboard for sure. Get the DG
    
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