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Poll Results: Which is the best option? (JVC RX700's... gaming/music)

 
  • 20% (3)
    Asus Xonar DG ($40 new)
  • 73% (11)
    Asus Xonar DX ($40 used)
  • 6% (1)
    Asus Xonar DX ($40 used) + Fiio E5 ($15 new)
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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
320Kbs .mp3 is childs play compared to .wav or .flac.
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post #12 of 17
I don't have proof, just stating the quality is much better if your putting it through a good sound card and pair of speakers or headphone I mean, look at the file size, compression takes a hit for MP3.
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post #13 of 17
Both cards are great. DG is a little warmer than the DX in my opinion.

-If you're mostly gaming while using headphones, the DG is more than enough.

-If you want multichannel Dolby audio support, grab the DX.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
I don't have proof, just stating the quality is much better if your putting it through a good sound card and pair of speakers or headphone I mean, look at the file size, compression takes a hit for MP3.
If I gave you a 320 kbps MP3 and a FLAC file of the same song one after the other in random order, I'm pretty certain you won't be able to tell which is which.
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post #15 of 17
I wouldn't be able to. But I'm a repository for music. And I'd rather burn a disk with the highest quality copies than anything less.

Who said the placebo effect wasn't strong? Exactly haha.
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post #16 of 17
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If I gave you a 320 kbps MP3 and a FLAC file of the same song one after the other in random order, I'm pretty certain you won't be able to tell which is which.
Shenanigans. I can hear the difference between a WAV file and FLAC!

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post #17 of 17
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I wouldn't be able to. But I'm a repository for music. And I'd rather burn a disk with the highest quality copies than anything less.

Who said the placebo effect wasn't strong? Exactly haha.
Placebo is definitely strong in hearing. I thought the difference would be easy to tell with my top of the line headphone, until I finally did a proper ABX using foobar.

LAME encoder improved so much over the years, combine that with the fact that modern music are often badly recorded/mastered, mp3 is pretty much the best solution these days. Then again, 1TB drives are cheap, no point not to use lossless if you got the space. I use FLAC for home, mp3 on the go.


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