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id like to join if possible, i just got my shure E310's a couple days ago with my 32GB touch

loving the sound, and i got marshmallows for backup ^^
    
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My EMU came in the mail yesterday, so here's my humble rig now:


*the gang is all together*


*this pic turned out not so good; probably because I didn't want to use flash*


*ruh-roh! This is grounds for advertising our friend's excellent work*

The EMU is well worth the money I spent on 'er. The benefits over my X-Fi didn't come to me immediately - perhaps I was not focusing enough on the music at the time. Transparency is the biggest change, a real testament to s1rrah's previous comments. Everything feels very balanced, yet separate, allowing me to listen as analytically as I wish. The bass hits harder and all percussion is more distinct from the symbol hits to the toms. I'm still finding the highs to be a little harsh at times, which tells me that either my amp or my cans are at fault (definitely not my source, seeing as it occurred with the X-Fi as well).

Anyway, that's it for me.... for now ;> ....
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^^nice shot mang.

The headphone out, sans amp, is quite decent as well ... though I use mine purely as a line out to my amp.

Glad you got it.

I'm taking mine back to Fry's this week as my replacement unit from Music123 should be arriving next week (and I need the extra funds for a window unit AC!).

    
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^^nice shot mang.

The headphone out, sans amp, is quite decent as well ... though I use mine purely as a line out to my amp.

Glad you got it.

I'm taking mine back to Fry's this week as my replacement unit from Music123 should be arriving next week (and I need the extra funds for a window unit AC!).

t/y bro. I'm obliged by your previous help .

Anyone else want to save $70 on this DAC? Go to Music123.com.
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Now I have to decide between a good amp upgrade and the 0404...


maybe I should get both in one! Zero amp/DAC... Decisions, decisions.
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The headphone out, sans amp, is quite decent as well ... though I use mine purely as a line out to my amp.
You use the headphone output as the line out to your amp?? That is bad. The headphone output is already amped, attenuating it and having it amped again only hurts sound quality. It should have a real line level output, you should use that instead.
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and...me!

got a dt700 beyers and little dot II+ as an amp =)
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You use the headphone output as the line out to your amp?? That is bad. The headphone output is already amped, attenuating it and having it amped again only hurts sound quality. It should have a real line level output, you should use that instead.
No, he uses the back line out to his amp.
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You use the headphone output as the line out to your amp?? That is bad. The headphone output is already amped, attenuating it and having it amped again only hurts sound quality. It should have a real line level output, you should use that instead.
As Namrac commented ... I use the rear line out to send the signal to my amp.

I was simply commenting above that the built in headphone amp of the EMU is pretty decent sounding...

    
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Now I have to decide between a good amp upgrade and the 0404...


maybe I should get both in one! Zero amp/DAC... Decisions, decisions.
Source upgrade > amplification upgrade. The E-Mu should have no problem driving your Beyers, and I'd think that unless your current sources are just amazingly weak you'll see more improvement from the better DAC than from the amp.
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