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I still strongly disagree with using home audio speakers on a computer. Computer speakers have poor sound dispersion and rolled off high frequency. This actually helps them mask the poor sound quality of games,mp3s,etc. I've hooked up high end audio to my computer and the sound was waay too revealing and very harsh. I much prefer my computer speakers to my Linn stuff for computer use.
Improve your source. Add a DAC, use lossless rips of your music, etc. Using crap speakers to mask personally does nothing for me. It will still sound inferior regardless.
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Improve your source. Add a DAC, use lossless rips of your music, etc. Using crap speakers to mask personally does nothing for me. It will still sound inferior regardless.
ill try that
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got my x-540's.... waiting on my x-fi platinum now...
thanks everyone for your help
    
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Improve your source. Add a DAC, use lossless rips of your music, etc. Using crap speakers to mask personally does nothing for me. It will still sound inferior regardless.
I was using a Linn Numerik D/A converter which was considered to be one of the best in the world in its time. Like I said, I've hooked up my computer to a fully active Linn system worth the price of a small condo. It sounded horrible to my ears and I much prefer my Logitech on my computer, but to each his/her own.
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I was using a Linn Numerik D/A converter which was considered to be one of the best in the world in its time. Like I said, I've hooked up my computer to a fully active Linn system worth the price of a small condo. It sounded horrible to my ears and I much prefer my Logitech on my computer, but to each his/her own.
Don't get me wrong, my audio rig and pc rig remain entirely separate from each other at all times; I certainly understand that a pc is a less-than-ideal transport to begin with. I would argue that for the more conventional listener, improving the source is a starting point that is probably going to help in the long run.

In regards to the statement "considered to be one of the best in the world in its time", I would point to the subjective nature of any such claim (both in technical design and performance). Not to diminish your rig, which I'm sure is excellent both in form and function, but cost is not the absolute indicator of quality, as much as many audiophiles seem to believe these days.
Edited by Aura - 12/27/08 at 11:31pm
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