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So decided to play with Derick's audio today and I was surprised that it wasn't as noticeable as I was expecting.

So my normal setup:
Asus Xonar DX
Corsair SP2500

Derick's gear:
Mackie MR5MK2
Asus Xonar Essence One.

Tested with both 320kbps and Flac. Foobar with classic preset.

Now I am not going to say they are the same and there isn't a difference, there is, there definitely is. Derick's setup is certainly crisper with a nicer overall sound, it's just not as big of a jump as I was expecting. I feel like there should be more to it though.

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You guys used speakers for this test? i don't see headphones on the pic. tongue.gif
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You guys = me. lol.

I listened with the headphones I have available but nothing special.

Sennheiser HD280
Sennheiser HD428
and then Derick's "new" ones (that are in that box in the picture), the Pioneer SE-L40
 
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You guys used speakers for this test? i don't see headphones on the pic. tongue.gif

+1

I would not expect there to be a big difference either. I recently heard the essence 1. It has a lot of features, but it really was not a heck of a lot different than a magni/modi stack.

I know i will be crucified by saying this....but Mackie is not that great for speakers/monitors.
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You have your monitors and desk setup almost the same as me! First you copy my car, now my computer... Should I be checking forhhidden cameras? wink.gif
   
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

You have your monitors and desk setup almost the same as me! First you copy my car, now my computer... Should I be checking forhhidden cameras? wink.gif

lol. No, but should I be checking for cameras.... technically I joined both forums before you, lol. tongue.gif

That is pretty humorous though.
 
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