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I don't understand. It's digital; it's 1's and 0's. The only way I can think that a CD player can improve the information off of a digital source is to color it -- and coloring the original sound will only be subjectively better.
Because a CD player (in a separates system) has to decode the information on the disk, and turn it into analogue sound. Which means that the quality of the parts in the CD player can definitely colour the sound, or even wreck it.
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post #22 of 27
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I don't understand. It's digital; it's 1's and 0's. The only way I can think that a CD player can improve the information off of a digital source is to color it -- and coloring the original sound will only be subjectively better.
You don't hear 0s and 1s. You hear a multitude of sinusoids causing your speaker/headphone drivers to vibrate at those frequencies.
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You don't hear 0s and 1s. You hear a multitude of sinusoids causing your speaker/headphone drivers to vibrate at those frequencies.
Right, but we're talking about the player, not the amplifier. I understand the need for a quality amp, but it's relatively easy to have an accurate low power signal when it's coming from a digital source.

It's freakin' laser beams we're talkin' about here, not a needle on fine grooves.
post #24 of 27
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Well I thought a song is a song.. whatever the file is, is exactly what you hear. As long as you have something that can make sound they all have to read that file exactly the same way and play it out as its written. SO how could hardware change that?

^ Yeah its not exactly correct.. but that's how I saw it. That is past me now
Well that's a fail. Most music is compressed so you loose a lot of detail and crispness. Sound is sound is FAR from the truth. If that was true, why use a $1000 home set-up, when you could use $5 headphones..
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Right, but we're talking about the player, not the amplifier. I understand the need for a quality amp, but it's relatively easy to have an accurate low power signal when it's coming from a digital source.

It's freakin' laser beams we're talkin' about here, not a needle on fine grooves.
Wat. While the differences in the digital bit collection on the CD players may be minute, the differences lie in the analog reproduction. Now, granted it might not be a $2000 or even a $50 difference but expensive CD transports are there for people who think that spending that much more is worth it.
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post #26 of 27

I have onboard sound and have been considering a soundcard. I rarely use my speakers, a decent 2/1 Sony



I have this headset, which I use 90% of the time for all web activity and movie watching.

Link

I am ready to add to my cart at the egg, this card, Link

I really want this one though... looks awesome.. (I'm not buy these, just looks cool) Link
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post #27 of 27
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I have onboard sound and have been considering a soundcard. I rarely use my speakers, a decent 2/1 Sony Link

I am ready to add to my cart at the egg, this card, Link

I really want this one though... looks awesome.. Link
As far as I know, the Xonar DG is only good for headphones, if your looking to improve 2.1 speakers I think there are far better options for you.
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