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I'm seriously debating using the proceeds from my Vista/X-Fi sales to pick up an 0404, predominantly as a DAC but I can forsee myself using the recording and midi capability also.

So, the question for you few gents who are much more active in the external DAC world than myself, are there any other competitors I should be considering in the same price bracket that will offer better overall sound quality, even if it means loosing recording or MIDI?
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I'm seriously debating using the proceeds from my Vista/X-Fi sales to pick up an 0404, predominantly as a DAC but I can forsee myself using the recording and midi capability also.

So, the question for you few gents who are much more active in the external DAC world than myself, are there any other competitors I should be considering in the same price bracket that will offer better overall sound quality, even if it means loosing recording or MIDI?
It depends on availability I suppose. While the 0404 is excellent anywhere around or under its msrp, finding it for ~ $150-160 is really an absolute steal. I cannot think of another single-ended source that would compete for that price. Keces 131/151, Zhaolu, Beresford - all over $200. I can personally testify that Keces is no better than the E-MU while costing nearly twice as much (though it is superior aesthetically).

While on the subject, from the time I have been spending on Head Case, I have realized that Head Fi really falls short when it comes to discussion on sources. The two that seem to come up HC consistently are the TransDAC and Parasound (1100 and 1600). I think the 1100 might be the only model to fall close to the 0404 pricerange, but nonetheless I find it curious that for DAC's that are so often commended on HC, you hear absolutely nothing about on HF. They are too busy recommending crap like the DAC1 which has underwhelming internals for the bloated cost of the unit.

Maybe if you're feeling bold Seth you can save a bit more and spring for the Cambridge DACMagic. Fully balanced with Azur 740C (a fairly expensive cdp) internals for roughly $400. I don't think it has even been released yet, hopefully sometime this coming month. It sounds like a giant-killer at that price.
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Sign me up^^
Sony MDR-V700

not so much used anymore tho
as these bad boy's are pretty much to blame for my ever so rapidly growing Tinnitus :/
what can i say, i love to play loud and hard.
so these days i usually use my loudspeakers, this way i keep the loudness to a reasonable level(most of the time)
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Awww damn.

I've developed a crush:



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For Sale Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f10/ic...5/#post4791305

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Please lord. I know we don't talk much. But, ... but ... I promise I'll never touch myself, drink or swear again! All I'm asking is that you just *DON't* let me paypal this guy!

    
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very nice headphones
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I've also got a wicked temptation that I cannot buy...

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never heard of it?
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never heard of it?
I have.

    
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that's a great looking amp (especially in person), but Aura's is better... I miss that toaster...
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