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Again thanks so much for taking the time to help me out and to even show me how to upgrade the card. You are awesome.
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post #12 of 21
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Again thanks so much for taking the time to help me out and to even show me how to upgrade the card. You are awesome.

 

You're very welcome, but I thank my friend named chalkbluffgrown!

 

http://www.overclock.net/u/147208/chalkbluffgrown

 

He recommended the Titanium HD to me a long time ago, when it first hit the stores. I hemmed and hawed and I procrastinated. Then, relatively recently I finally began saving up and I ordered it. He also taught me about replacing the OP amps and which ones to get! I can't wait to do it and to experience it! If it weren't for him, then I doubt that I would have been able to post a reply here. Or if I had, then I probably wouldn't have had a clue about the OP amp thing and I probably would have recommended some older sound cards: the Xonar D1 or the Xonar DX (PCI and PCI-E, respectively).


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post #13 of 21
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I got everything in and set up. Man these headphones kick butt!
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post #14 of 21
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I got everything in and set up. Man these headphones kick butt!

 

Oh sweet. Thank you for the update! Do you think you'll upgrade the OP amp too?

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post #15 of 21
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Already did ^_^
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post #16 of 21
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Already did ^_^

 

Did you hear the card with the stock OP amp first at all? I'm finding myself curious to see how the 49720 compares to the NE5532.

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post #17 of 21
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No I didn't check. the new OP amp came in a few days before the headphones. I can tell you this sounds crystal clear and is giving me eargasms. If you like, I can test and get back to you in a day or two
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post #18 of 21
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No I didn't check. the new OP amp came in a few days before the headphones. I can tell you this sounds crystal clear and is giving me eargasms. If you like, I can test and get back to you in a day or two

 

Only if it would be fun for you to do. I wouldn't want to cause anyone to do something that's more work than fun. lol :)

 

I'm extremely glad though that this is turning out to be so good!

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post #19 of 21
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I had some extra time today. I tested the stock OP amp and compared the two different chip sounds. The new chip seems to give a cleaner sound. I used the same song and software on both chips, so nothing changed that would skew the comparison. In my opinion the 6 dollars it cost to get the new chip and have it shipped to me is worth the difference in sound.
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post #20 of 21
Hi guys,

I'm using an HD 555 and I'm also interested in buying that sound card. I am mostly going to be watching HD movies and listening to lossless audio files. Would the Asus Xonar DSX with that amp chip be a good choice for me as well?
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