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Hi guys! I bought the Audioengine A2 last week and I feel like it's not good enough. It's currently connected to just my MOBO. I've had people tell me that I need a sound card, others tell me that DAC is all I need. I was wondering if anyone else had this speaker as well and would be willing to share their setup. Thanks in advance smile.gif

I'm using ASUS P6T deluxe (motherboard)

All I'm using the speakers for is gaming, music, and movies.
Edited by clonxy - 4/18/14 at 6:55am

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post #2 of 14
A sound card is a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter).

And yes a DAC would be a decent investment.

Any type of Price range?
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$169 the most... that's what Audioengine D1 costs.

i've also been recommended http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-Audio-Interface/dp/B000KW2YEI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

not sure if there's any better ones...
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what's the difference between them?
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don't spend more than $30.. pick up the Asus Xonar DG off Newegg or Amazon then download the Xonar Unified Drivers. plug the 3.5mm to 3.5mm interconnect that comes with the Audioengine A2 into the port labeled "Front" on the Xonar DG.
    
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why not more than $30?
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I owned a pair of Audioengine A5 for a short while and didn't like them enough to spend $100-200 on a sound card or D/A converter. The Asus Xonar DG is a nice little upgrade over on-board audio for the money. buying something like the Schiit Modi only makes sense if you want to start adding components to your chain.
    
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Unless your integrated audio sucks, I would either put all the money onto better speakers (where you'll hear more difference) or get a rocking DAC that you never have to replace even after you upgrade speakers later on in life.

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