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So I want to take my "audio setup" to the next level.

I have a Razer Barracuda AC-1 right now and get my AD700's tomorrow. Is there anything else I can get to make this better?

Not looking for speakers as I prefer using headphones.
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post #2 of 29
Sennheiser make some damn cool 'phones

Bose? stick 'em up yer ass. lol.

If onkyo make phones I would leap on them and give them a seeing-to.

If you want to record yer own music (with real instruments) grab yerself the latest Cubase.

Beyond that... I prolly mis-read yer post because I am a bit tipsy (@_@)
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Originally Posted by newphase View Post
Sennheiser make some damn cool 'phones

Bose? stick 'em up yer ass. lol.

If onkyo make phones I would leap on them and give them a seeing-to.

If you want to record yer own music (with real instruments) grab yerself the latest Cubase.

Beyond that... I prolly mis-read yer post because I am a bit tipsy (@_@)
Ya you did lol.

Just wondering if there is anything else that can improve the audio quality and stuff.

As I see members in this sub forum using Amps and stuff. I am new to this so just want to get off to a good start.
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post #4 of 29
Looks like you're all set... I've heard those things benefit from a bit of burn-in, but that's really about it (aside from maybe toying around with your software mixer - i heard upping the mid-lows on those headphones help a tad)
post #5 of 29
There's a whole world beyond the sound card + headphones level. If you do want to continue your audio progress (warning, it will NOT be cheap) then I'd start looking at a lower-level DAC (E-Mu 0404 USB, Beresford TC-7510, Keces K151, etc) and a headphone amp, although the latter is not as necessary with the AD700s, since they're both low impedance and high sensitivity.

I'd also trot on over to www.head-fi.org, probably the biggest hi-fi headphone site out there.
post #6 of 29
If you care at all for your finances, the best advice I can give you is to enjoy your AD700's and call it quits.

*cues foreboding, mysterious voice*

As Nammy once said, pursuing perfection in the headphone world is both a blessing and a curse. Once Head-Fi pulls you in, there is no escape.

*end foreboding, mysterious voice*

Ah, who am I kidding? It's worth having your wallet destroyed .

First things first, start looking at a professional soundcard (Juli@, etc.) or a USB DAC (the aforementioned E-MU 0202 USB/0404 USB, etc.). Improving the source is the most logical choice (imo) one can make when first attempting to improve his audio rig.
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Doesn't really matter, OCN already raped my wallet *cough*sig rig*cough*
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Doesn't really matter, OCN already raped my wallet *cough*sig rig*cough*
Audio has the potential to do much more wallet raping. See those headphones Aura is wearing in his avatar? They go for about 3x more than what your rig cost. I'm not saying you'll wind up buying R10s, but it's a slippery slope.
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next step would be an amp. I'm currently in the process of putting my PIMETA in a larger enclosure and adding a USB DAC with a source selector not sure what I'll use it for, but hey... it's fun!
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
next step would be an amp. I'm currently in the process of putting my PIMETA in a larger enclosure and adding a USB DAC with a source selector not sure what I'll use it for, but hey... it's fun!
Given the nature of the AD700, you don't think a DAC with an integrated amp would be a better move? I know I saw little difference between my headfive out and my 0404's headphone out with the AD700s.
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