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Guys is it really worth it to buy an AMP+DAC/sound card for CS and general music listening or nah? What I read from the Tom's hardware test is that the built in sound card is basically the same as 2000$ equipment, except for the features when it comes to music, what about cs/gaming in general?

You can just get a DAC or a soundcard and be just fine. An amp is only required for driving headphones with high impedance, like.. the HD600/650 for example. But there's a world of difference between a soundcard ( built for pure audio purposes ) versus onboard realtek, which is just supposed to pass off audio as some noise.
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You can just get a DAC or a soundcard and be just fine. An amp is only required for driving headphones with high impedance, like.. the HD600/650 for example. But there's a world of difference between a soundcard ( built for pure audio purposes ) versus onboard realtek, which is just supposed to pass off audio as some noise.

Did you guys read the Tom's hardware thing? I guess their methodology was just flawed then... Linus also said something about it being snake oil referincing to the Tom's article on the WAN show, but can't remember what his view on it was :/ But for now I regard your view as reality, as I have great trust in OCN and am personally clueless when it comes to audio.
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Did you guys read the Tom's hardware thing? I guess their methodology was just flawed then... Linus also said something about it being snake oil referincing to the Tom's article on the WAN show, but can't remember what his view on it was :/ But for now I regard your view as reality, as I have great trust in OCN and am personally clueless when it comes to audio.

2 Points. Firstly that on paper 2 sources can look similar but sound completely different and secondly that a $2000 AMP/DAC into a $20 pair of speakers would most likely sound the same as onboard sound.
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2 Points. Firstly that on paper 2 sources can look similar but sound completely different and secondly that a $2000 AMP/DAC into a $20 pair of speakers would most likely sound the same as onboard sound.

They didn't test them on paper, though. They used Sennheiser HD 800's and AKG K 550's as their headphones.
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They didn't test them on paper, though. They used Sennheiser HD 800's and AKG K 550's as their headphones.

Got a Link to this article because if their claim was a pair of HD800 (notoriously fussy with AMPS/Sources) sounds as good out of a onboard soundcard as a $2000 setup then the man doing the test must fire a 60 Cal machinegun for a living
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/high-end-pc-audio,3733-12.html

Is the article and they had headphones that the on board audio couldn't run properly. A sound card / DAC will be better then on board. While I am not saying you need to spend $2k to get quality sound I do think it is worth every penny to upgrade to even a basic soundcard over the onboard audio.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/high-end-pc-audio,3733-12.html

Is the article and they had headphones that the on board audio couldn't run properly. A sound card / DAC will be better then on board. While I am not saying you need to spend $2k to get quality sound I do think it is worth every penny to upgrade to even a basic soundcard over the onboard audio.

Okay, thanks. Any recommendations? Everybody can feel free to recommend, not only sound cards but any setup that works with headphones and is relatively cheap.
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dmaster would you mind to look over this demo to see what i can improve on if you have some free time? Thanks! Ive been stagnating in MGE for quite some time (200~300 hrs in fact) Ive been placed in MGE since the first 10 games (played cs source casually on 32 player pub servers before go)

IGN: Foam.

steam://rungame/730/76561202255233023/+csgo_download_match%20CSGO-HZ4Bk-xOqp3-uYScw-GjDRM-2SvPB

I'll take a look at this demo when I get off work today. :]

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They didn't test them on paper, though. They used Sennheiser HD 800's and AKG K 550's as their headphones.

I doubt many Onboard can even power the Sennheiser HD800's, they're 300 ohm's....
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Okay, thanks. Any recommendations? Everybody can feel free to recommend, not only sound cards but any setup that works with headphones and is relatively cheap.

What's your budget? Cheap is relative. tongue.gif
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I'll take a look at this demo when I get off work today. :]
I doubt many Onboard can even power the Sennheiser HD800's, they're 300 ohm's....
What's your budget? Cheap is relative. tongue.gif

Well I wouldn't be buying it right now, but propably like 150 € max
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Sennheiser 518 ~95 (I can't make the sign for pounds easily)

Xonar DX ~ 45 (again pounds)

Right at your budget. thumb.gif
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