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Should I replace the Titanium HD?

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I'm currently running the Titanium HD, with RCA out to a Magni 2 Uber, connected to my Senn HD558. I originally bought the Titanium because I'm about 80% gaming on my computer, but I really don't like what CMSS does to the sound. I don't play competively, and most of my games are either single player or MMO, so I care more for immersion/quality of audio rather than positioning. I've been looking at the Modi 2 Uber, but I'm not sure if it would be a worthwhile upgrade.
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I have a Titanium HD and upgraded to a Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1 DAC. The only real improvements were in sound staging when listening to music. I can't speak for the Modi 2 Uber, but I wouldn't expect a big improvement for music, and zero improvement for games.
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Everyone loves theses dacs nowadays, but its my believe that a good receiver is a much better value, and sounds as good as low to mid end dacs. Consider a yamaha rx-V477.
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Originally Posted by Lex Luger View Post

Everyone loves theses dacs nowadays, but its my believe that a good receiver is a much better value, and sounds as good as low to mid end dacs. Consider a yamaha rx-V477.

I don't think people are keen on getting a receiver just to use it as a DAC for a headphone system.
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