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Really the Source CAN ONLY be so good ...

The sound quality relies on other components to eg amp.. headphones

Really i have the Prelude and i just dont see me changing anytime soon.

Probably a better option is to buy a soundcard with optical or coaxial out and buy a external DAC.
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Really the Source CAN ONLY be so good ...

The sound quality relies on other components to eg amp.. headphones

Really i have the Prelude and i just dont see me changing anytime soon.

Probably a better option is to buy a soundcard with optical or coaxial out and buy a external DAC.
Headphones > Source > Amp > Cables is the generally accepted ranking of most effect on sound to least.
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I'm not exactly sure what you meant there, but both the Juli@ and the Onkyo SE-150 have RCA jacks.

Might as well add the E-Mu 1212M to the list of great playback cards as well. There was one review where it was stated that the 1212M's analogue out is superior to the Juli@'s, but I'm not sure how credible it is.
The convenience of connecting to high grade setups. High grade setups use RCA outs/ins more then 3.5mm outs/ins..

For plain stereo RCA is better than 3.5mm IMO
    
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The convenience of connecting to high grade setups. High grade setups use RCA outs/ins more then 3.5mm outs/ins..

For plain stereo RCA is better than 3.5mm IMO
Well my Prelude to my Corda Areitta is 3.5 to RCA sounds great.
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Well my Prelude to my Corda Areitta is 3.5 to RCA sounds great.
No one's saying that 3.5mm > RCA is bad, just that RCA > RCA is better. More contact area.
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The console is just a thing that goes to the front of your PC and has some knobs to adjust stuff, it's not really needed.
It's great for hooking up your electric guitar too, or a mic for an accoustic. You can actually get studio quality results with decent external equipment.
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No one's saying that 3.5mm > RCA is bad, just that RCA > RCA is better. More contact area.
I could if i would but i cant
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If you want games and music production go with xfi
Disagree strongly. creative cards are great for listening to music, but can't compete even with low-end M-Audio for music production (Imho )


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If you strictly want audio production and no game performance go with M-Audio
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=...=PCIinterfaces
For Audio-Production (Studio work) I would say that the top-card is: Phase88 Terratec I use it in my studio-work. IMHO - of course

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Disagree strongly. creative cards are great for listening to music, but can't compete even with low-end M-Audio for music production (Imho )




For Audio-Production (Studio work) I would say that the top-card is: Phase88 Terratec I use it in my studio-work. IMHO - of course

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Yea 300 pounds ... not cheap
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Yea 300 pounds ... not cheap
OP stated price was NOT an issue
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