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I really didn't expect to hear this much of a difference. and to think I'm hearing it with onboard sound!

I had no idea there was such a difference between headphones. I thought the average joe wouldn't notice anything. Well I'm pretty average and I certainly did.
hope you got a fat wallet because those bills are going to start disappearing soon...


we've converted another one props to Nammy
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I really didn't expect to hear this much of a difference. and to think I'm hearing it with onboard sound!

I had no idea there was such a difference between headphones. I thought the average joe wouldn't notice anything. Well I'm pretty average and I certainly did.
Looks like we got another one!!!
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Okay so I've been told I should get the Auzentech Prelude X-FI since I game alot etc. Would the Xonar D2X work just as well? Namrac suggest I go with something like a Zero or E-Mu 0404 USB and said they will blow a regular soundcard out the water. I was considering getting a Little Dot MKII with either the Xonar or Auzentech. Tips?
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Okay so I've been told I should get the Auzentech Prelude X-FI since I game alot etc. Would the Xonar D2X work just as well? Namrac suggest I go with something like a Zero or E-Mu 0404 USB and said they will blow a regular soundcard out the water. I was considering getting a Little Dot MKII with either the Xonar or Auzentech. Tips?
Zero DAC + LD MKII is a great budget rig, so is the 0404. Most of the guys around here prefer the 0404, on head-fi they're partial to the Zero. If I were you, I'd forgo the soundcard [if you can] and go straight to a DAC/MKII. But the MKII cost around 200$+ tubes [stock 5658's suck]. Buy it used on head-fi is just as excellent.

If you plan to use a sound card for more than just headphones [I.E. speakers via optical out], than go with the sound card. Practical, and the auzen is still an excellent choice. If you're serious about your purchase, a Zero+MKII or a PIMETA or Millet Max with DAC built in are all great options.

Personal note: If you're primarly a gamer, and see yourself realistically gaming 65-70% of the time, I'd say just get the Auzen and a Mini V3 and you're set. [the mini v3 can be used on the go :] ]
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i got some Pioneer HDJ-1000

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I was going to get a used one off of Head-Fi anyway since lots of members there seem trustworthy and really cool. They just don't seem to go up for sale often.
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A lesson in setting ambience.

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I know I said I'd put up impressions like 2 days ago, but holidays are busy times. Hopefully I'll get some new stuff in that thread before Christmas .
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My latest addition to my audio abode:

Pro-ject Debut-Esprit - basically a suped up debut 3, similar to the Xpression 3. Can't wait.
    
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My latest addition to my audio abode:

Pro-ject Debut-Esprit - basically a suped up debut 3, similar to the Xpression 3. Can't wait.
that reminds me... I've rearranged and now my IC's from my phono-pre to my receiver aren't long enough... and I happen to know my wife got me some LP's for Christmas. I'm not sure what one is, but she got me Jack Johnson, I believe On and On. She told me she thought it would be good to compare the CD vs LP version of the album
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I have about 1200 bucks to use right now, probably gonna spend around 800 of them on a guitar and rest on something else. I was thinking an audio upgrade.

My current signal path is .FLAC's ripped with EAC T&C and Secure > Foobar2k with KS > Windows XP > XtremeMusic with youP-PaX drivers > Generic audio cable > JVC CA-UXE15 (amp) > Sennheiser HD595's
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