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If you had a pair of BX5a, AV40, and an active sub (most are) then you would not benefit from a receiver until it outperforms the DAC besides having connectivity options. The connectivity would be the real purpose. Your sound card can support 7.1. The only think strange would be finding an active middle channel... but with the fidelity of those speakers it won't make much of a difference besides perhaps voices in movies.

But of course then you would be at square 1 if you were to ever upgrade, but that setup would qualify as being wicked. On par or better than mine. Being at square one could be a great thing since your entire setup would be modular from there, switch the BX5a to rears buy a receiver and new bookshelves/towers and you are in the game still.

If anyone other than me had an opinion it would be great... but as far as I know that is a wicked setup and you would definitely not be disappointed. I can't imagine better quality at that price point.

I think the goal of this is to be WAY better than yours man. tongue.gifthumb.gifsmile.gif

I plan on also utilizing a couple new pair of headphones, one closed, one open. biggrin.gif DT770 and AD2000 probably. Let me ears have thousands of consecutive orgasms. I think the headphones are probably more of what I will buy first. I love me a pair of cans. In that case, I will need an Amp/Receiver, so that is why I say I will get one.
    
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I think the goal of this is to be WAY better than yours man. tongue.gifthumb.gifsmile.gif

I plan on also utilizing a couple new pair of headphones, one closed, one open. biggrin.gif DT770 and AD2000 probably. Let me ears have thousands of consecutive orgasms. I think the headphones are probably more of what I will buy first. I love me a pair of cans. In that case, I will need an Amp/Receiver, so that is why I say I will get one.

I would gladly take that setup over mine. Right now it would sound better. But alas the money is already gone.

DT770 80 ohm + Xonar DG = GG... I love mine. That or go the DAC/AMP route for higher quality. But investing in stuff like that before you use higher quality music is relatively pointless too. I use Pandora since I don't enjoy queuing music biggrin.gif. Portable use is a different story, but my Galaxy S1 does fine until I get a laptop and need something external for epeen.

Have you had experience with open headphones? I had a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 and they do not reflect my taste in music at all and lack bass, but they do shine for orchestra type stuff. Not worth the investment purely for positional gaming imo.
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I would gladly take that setup over mine. Right now it would sound better. But alas the money is already gone.

DT770 80 ohm + Xonar DG = GG... I love mine. That or go the DAC/AMP route for higher quality. But investing in stuff like that before you use higher quality music is relatively pointless too. I use Pandora since I don't enjoy queuing music biggrin.gif. Portable use is a different story, but my Galaxy S1 does fine until I get a laptop and need something external for epeen.

Have you had experience with open headphones? I had a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 and they do not reflect my taste in music at all and lack bass, but they do shine for orchestra type stuff. Not worth the investment purely for positional gaming imo.

Basically, the way I look at it, you need open cans for some purposes and closed for others. No one can, can (lol no pun intended) do it all. Even a flat can (one with no bass or high heavy threshold), will lack both and you will be looking for different ones eventually.

I have AD700s and SRH440s now, and I really want to upgrade both. I am already spoiled, but I am sitting right now with like a sticking GTX550ti trying to play BF3 on 1440p, lol, need a GTX780, hope you got that metafor! hahaha
    
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Basically, the way I look at it, you need open cans for some purposes and closed for others. No one can, can (lol no pun intended) do it all. Even a flat can (one with no bass or high heavy threshold), will lack both and you will be looking for different ones eventually.

I have AD700s and SRH440s now, and I really want to upgrade both. I am already spoiled, but I am sitting right now with like a sticking GTX550ti trying to play BF3 on 1440p, lol, need a GTX780, hope you got that metafor! hahaha

Do you use loss-less media already?
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Generally? Yes. But if I am in my car, I can't use FLAC files until I figure out something new with that setup. But everywhere else generally yes. FLAC or WAV or at very minimum 320 mp3. So if I am on the go it is still pretty dang good quality. Man 128 v 320 is like a mind blower with headphones.
    
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I still haven't made the jump frown.gif.

http://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000012071912&MenuID=105026002
http://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000014895351&MenuID=105026002
+usb supported phone=gg

I will probably get one once I use a laptop.
post #57 of 69
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Little update on where I am at here. I have a new plan. I plan on uitilizing a powered 10-12" Sub (polk probably), then wiring to two unpowered bookshelf'ers to a cheap receiver on ebay or something..

Thoughts?

I will either go the $200 route combined or $500.

$500
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-12-Inch-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B000092TT0/
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Bookshelf-Speakers-Black/dp/B000V2UBS8/

$200
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Monitor-10-Inch-Subwoofer/dp/B00030CHQ2/
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-ES20-High-Performance-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00167340E/

Will probably try and get em on ebay on the cheap though, maybe cut the price in half or jump up to the next grade of gear.

Edited*
Edited by Caz - 9/1/13 at 6:28pm
    
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If you're going to look at the Polk RTi series, check out the Polk Ebay store. They carry the Polk warranty and are cheaper than Amazon.
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Currently trying to figure out what passive speakers would be best for me. Already have a Reciever, Xonar D1, and a Polk Sub, trying to figure out what mids highs I need. Thoughts?

Price range is under $300 for the pair, I am buying off ebay (used, auction). Trying to get the best bang/buck.

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Polk has the TSi200 for $199 per pair from their ebay store. I saw a pair of Infinity P163 for $229 per pair on there earlier this morning as well (and I own the 163 so I can fully recommend that. Otherwise I'd suggest searching for the usual Behringer Truth, KRK Rokit, or just look for some good condition vintage speakers. If you were to change your mind and not do ebay, check out the ARX A1b, or the HTD Level Three or Level Two bookshelf speakers as I've heard good things about them. I'll be able to comment on the ARX sometime in November when I get mine from their group buy.

Good luck making a choice! There are a lot of them out there! thumb.gif
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