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post #13201 of 37651
Woohoo! Just score a Xonar STX. Definitely an improvement being able to amp mt DT770 Pro 80ohm's.
Dammit guys sometimes I sit down and listen to music for hours and hours, this never happened before

Such a good way to recharge your batteries, relieve stress etc.

Think I spent close to $600 on Audio in the last month but no regrets!
    
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post

Woohoo! Just score a Xonar STX. Definitely an improvement being able to amp mt DT770 Pro 80ohm's.
Dammit guys sometimes I sit down and listen to music for hours and hours, this never happened before

Such a good way to recharge your batteries, relieve stress etc.

Think I spent close to $600 on Audio in the last month but no regrets!

Man... now I'm getting worried my onboard sound chip won't be able to power these.. There's no way my budget will let me spend $150 on a Sound card.. What's the best dac or sound card I can score for under $50?
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post #13203 of 37651
I would get the DG as it even has an amp that supports up to 150 ohms on it.
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post #13204 of 37651
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I would get the DG as it even has an amp that supports up to 150 ohms on it.

Thank you for your suggestion, how much of an improvement should I notice from say dac? I will be using my headphones on my PC most of the time.
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post #13205 of 37651
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Thank you for your suggestion, how much of an improvement should I notice from say dac? I will be using my headphones on my PC most of the time.

Well a DAC and an AMP are two different things. A DAC is a digital to analog converter and a AMP is something that powers/drives/amps your headphones.

If you need something to amp your headphones, then Simca's suggestion would work. If you want to go with a bit more hi-fi solution, then I suggest you save up for a schiit magni and modi, or try and find them used or something.
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post #13206 of 37651
Depends on how good or bad the onboard is. It varies a lot from motherboard to motherboard (and system to system), and nobody tests these things accurately. Really, the layout of the parts and grounding is more of an impact on performance than whatever chip is used.

I'd also just suggest a Xonar DG—or DGX if you want PCIe, not a bad idea... these are pretty much the same aside from the interface to the computer.
post #13207 of 37651
Thanks guy, new to this whole spending more than $50 on audio equipment just so I know I will be getting some gain from a DG my motherboard is as listed:

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SupremeFX III built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 110 dB
- Output THD+N at 1kHz: 95 dB
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
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- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- 1500 uF Audio Power Capacitor
- Gold-plated jacks
- X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™
- EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0
- THX® TruStudio PRO™
- Creative ALchemy
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

It's separated from the other chipsets.
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post #13208 of 37651
That's all well and good (and should help), but still inconclusive. btw quoted SNR and so on are for the chip in some optimal circuit in laboratory bench settings, not on that motherboard.

Very most likely, DG is better, but enough of a difference for you to notice and furthermore care? It's hard to say unless you listen for yourself or maybe somebody runs some decent tests on those boards. Just because one person hears something one way doesn't mean another person will do the same (or even that what someone perceived is actually a reflection of the difference in sound quality, rather than a difference in perception based on any number of other factors like expectations and how you were listening).
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That's all well and good (and should help), but still inconclusive. btw quoted SNR and so on are for the chip in some optimal circuit in laboratory bench settings, not on that motherboard.

Very most likely, DG is better, but enough of a difference for you to notice and furthermore care? It's hard to say unless you listen for yourself or maybe somebody runs some decent tests on those boards. Just because one person hears something one way doesn't mean another person will do the same (or even that what someone perceived is actually a reflection of the difference in sound quality, rather than a difference in perception based on any number of other factors like expectations and how you were listening).

Thank you! I shall buy it for science once I receive my headphones.
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post #13210 of 37651
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Thanks guy, new to this whole spending more than $50 on audio equipment just so I know I will be getting some gain from a DG my motherboard is as listed:

Maximus V GENE:

SupremeFX III built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 110 dB
- Output THD+N at 1kHz: 95 dB
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- 1500 uF Audio Power Capacitor
- Gold-plated jacks
- X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™
- EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0
- THX® TruStudio PRO™
- Creative ALchemy
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

It's separated from the other chipsets.

Just FYI, I would recommend getting external audio components in that case. I have the same mobo, and the on board audio has some of the worst interference I have ever heard. I just got done saying to someone else that if you move the mouse, you can here a whine (not too dissimilar from coil whine on a mobo). I can actually make a little song with it.

But either get a card with superb shielding or move your audio as far away from your PC as possible.
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