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Those are HUGE! I believe you would need an amp or receiver for them though.
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at that price point and looking at the pics they don't sppear to be a high quality speaker. I think you would get better SQ with the $80 Insignias from BB.
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If I get speakers that power themselves, would there be any point in getting a good amp?
    
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If I get speakers that power themselves, would there be any point in getting a good amp?
No, no need for an amp with active speakers... your only concern is weather the active speakers do indeed connect to your soundcard. (Via toslink, coaxial or even phono rca.)
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So would these speakers be good?: http://www.minidisc-canada.com/shopexd.asp?id=789

And would the ATH-a900s require an amp still?

Also, is there a place where I could easily navigate straight to passive speakers without scrounging through every speaker on the site?
    
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The A900s are just fine without an amp, but pretty much all headphones sound at least a bit better when amped.
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I tried to DL FLAC and it wouldn't work. Is it because I'm using Windows 64-bit? How do I get around it?
    
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So would these speakers be good?: http://www.minidisc-canada.com/shopexd.asp?id=789

Also, is there a place where I could easily navigate straight to passive speakers without scrounging through every speaker on the site?
Those speakers are very nice, Edirol is a good company. They offer plenty of digital and analog connection options, so I would not worry about getting them hooked up to the sound card.


As for the store, whenever I buy pro equipment I use www.zzsounds.com. They're usually one of the lowest in prices, and they carry a little bit of everything.
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Well, Windows Media Player can rip at 192 KBps, and if that's the highest my sound card can do there's no point in doing better than that. Also, I couldn't get FLAC working right, so I just quit.

Yes, I'm a quitter.

And just so everyone knows what I'm upgrading from...

Speakers: Creative 2.1 T3030: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116007
Sound Card: Onboard (Lame...)
Headphones: Sony MDR-7505: http://www.music123.com/Sony-MDR7505-i78997.music
    
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