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Well, since a lot of people claim they can't tell the difference between onboard and a real sound card, me and my brother thought we would try a blind test between my modded xi-fi and his onboard sound card.

We used the same song in lossless format and my d2000 headphones. I walked out of the room while he plugged the headphones into the back of one of the computers and hit play. The idea was originally I would listen to both computers twice, then decide which one sounded better, but it turns out that wasn't needed . When I put on the headphones, honestly the song sounded like CRAP. I don't remember onboard sounding this bad, but I didn't need to compare the two computers even .

The moral of the story: buy a soundcard.

I uploaded a clip from the song if anyone wants to try it on onboard lol.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Well, since a lot of people claim they can't tell the difference between onboard and a real sound card, me and my brother thought we would try a blind test between my modded xi-fi and his onboard sound card.

We used the same song in lossless format and my d2000 headphones. I walked out of the room while he plugged the headphones into the back of one of the computers and hit play. The idea was originally I would listen to both computers twice, then decide which one sounded better, but it turns out that wasn't needed . When I put on the headphones, honestly the song sounded like CRAP. I don't remember onboard sounding this bad, but I didn't need to compare the two computers even .

The moral of the story: buy a soundcard.

I uploaded a clip from the song if anyone wants to try it on onboard lol.
Going from X-Fi to the E-Mu was more or less the same situation... the X-Fi sounds surprisingly bad by comparison =/

Warmer though, which I like. The 0404 is very cold and analytical and boring on its own. Details a plenty though. =D
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Last night I did quite a bit listening with/without the Mini^3 through the 0404. The amp definitely adds a bit of warmth.

The 0404 is indeed cold.
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Yay for headphone-focused avatars! =D
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ok here my cans:

1. Grado Sr225...re-wire mod on the way

2. Senn HD280

3. JVC marshy's modded..daily used

can i be in this club now??

and man i use my soundcard no more sound from my rec. the diff... i though i had a stripper dancing in my ear
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Originally Posted by roningai View Post
ok here my cans:

1. Grado Sr225...re-wire mod on the way

2. Senn HD280

3. JVC marshy's modded..daily used

can i be in this club now??

and man i use my soundcard no more sound from my rec. the diff... i though i had a stripper dancing in my ear
who's recabling your Grados?
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who's recabling your Grados?
I know a guy who makes AWESOME custom cables.
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Just got my C551's! Crazy fast shipping! I hate earbuds even more after wearing these. These things are so nice to wear in every way, and they sound great too! They don't fall out of my ear either. It's like wearing my headphones in terms of SQ. Can't wait to get some good headphones though.
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I'd like to officially join the club now.

Current headphones: Grado SR60, Grado SR225, Sennheiser PX100
DAC: Zhaolu D2.5c
Toys that will be here by Monday: CIaudio VHP-2, Sennheiser HD600, Denon AH-D2000
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I'd like to officially join the club now.

Current headphones: Grado SR60, Grado SR225, Sennheiser PX100
DAC: Zhaolu D2.5c
Toys that will be here by Monday: CIaudio VHP-2, Sennheiser HD600, Denon AH-D2000
You suck. Gimme one.
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