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Schiit Modi + M-Audio AV 40s?

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So I'm looking to upgrade the audio for my computer. I'm currently using onboard audio and some $40 Creative 2.0 speakers. I also have some JVC-Victor FX500 IEMs.

I was thinking about getting an external DAC and some studio monitors. I don't really need an amp because my IEMs don't put out near about impedance. The Modi is a great DAC from what I've been reading, and I could just purchase the Magi in the future if I wanted to.

I'm looking for some fairly cheap studio monitors to use with my DAC. Budget is $125 for the monitors, MAYBE $150 but unlikely. I'm really not looking to spend that much, just looking for a decent upgrade because quite literally anything is better than onboard and cheap speakers.

Any thoughts on the Modi and M-Audio AV 40s together?
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Overkill (in the DAC part), unless you are going to use it for the IEMs/other than the speakers.

I would recommend Behringer UCA202/222 instead of the Modi. Like they do in Thomann.de bundle.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 11/30/13 at 2:20am
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