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Poll Results: What should I buy?

 
  • 25% (3)
    Better headphones
  • 25% (3)
    External soundcard
  • 50% (6)
    DAC
  • 0% (0)
    Amp
12 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok, I get it. Thanks guys.
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CPUGraphicsRAMOS
Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz GeForce 9800M GTS 4 GB Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardMouse
1650x1080 LCD Logitech G15 Razer Deathadder 3.5 
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Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz GeForce 9800M GTS 4 GB Windows 7 Professional 
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post #12 of 15
You can get a USB DAC like the Musiland Monitor 01 US for like $65 and a decent headphone like HD280 or HD555 for ~$80. That should be within your budget.
    
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i7-2630QM GTX 680M 2x 4GB DDR3-1066 Toshiba Q Series 
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Seagate Momentus W7P x64 15.6'' AUO B156hW01 v4 Logitech G700s 
Audio
Musiland Monitor 01 US + JH13pro 
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Seagate Momentus W7P x64 15.6'' AUO B156hW01 v4 Logitech G700s 
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Musiland Monitor 01 US + JH13pro 
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post #13 of 15
The uDAC-2 is a nice Dac/amp solution.
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Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor Asus P6T Deluxe Gaming Motherboard nVidia 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 Video Card 3GB DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory (3x1GB) 
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Western Digital 1TB SATA-II Hard Drive Vista Home Premium 64-bit 580 Watt Power Supply 
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Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor Asus P6T Deluxe Gaming Motherboard nVidia 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 Video Card 3GB DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory (3x1GB) 
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post #14 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by musicPC;14408586 
The uDAC-2 is a nice Dac/amp solution.

Neg. The objective measurements of it are a joke.
post #15 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;14408593 
Neg. The objective measurements of it are a joke.

Care to elaborate?
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Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor Asus P6T Deluxe Gaming Motherboard nVidia 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 Video Card 3GB DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory (3x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB SATA-II Hard Drive Vista Home Premium 64-bit 580 Watt Power Supply 
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Burson HA-160Ds Hifiman HE-400 
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MusicPC
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Headphone rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor Asus P6T Deluxe Gaming Motherboard nVidia 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 Video Card 3GB DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory (3x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB SATA-II Hard Drive Vista Home Premium 64-bit 580 Watt Power Supply 
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Burson HA-160Ds Hifiman HE-400 
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