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Well, after reading numerous threads on head-fi and independent reviews about the legitimacy of the claim that ic's make an impact on sound, I've decided that the only real way for me to figure this out is to try it for myself. I'll be ordering some cheap monoprice ic's for now and in the somewhat near future I'll attempt to find a retailer who offers a full money back guarantee so that I can audition some higher end cables and see if I can tell the difference. If I can, they'll stay. If I can't, they're gone.

In other news, it hasn't even been a week since I've sold my xonar, and already I'm missing it. I'm strongly considering ordering an emu-0404 or perhaps the Behringer ultra drive pro 2496 (been getting a bit of buzz on head-fi) to tide me over until my pico gets here. I believe musician'sfriend.com has a 45 day money back guarantee that would suit me just fine.
I know where you can get a 30 day money back guarantee!!!
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is a little dot mirco a decent amp? i dont want to spend more than 100usd shipped for an amp atm
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I know where you can get a 30 day money back guarantee!!!
Hmmmmmmm. I find this prospect to be rather intriguing .

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is a little dot mirco a decent amp? i dont want to spend more than 100usd shipped for an amp atm

From what I've read, it's quite good for the price. I believe namrac used to own one if I'm not mistaken. It's definitely more than 100usd though.
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Hmmmmmmm. I find this prospect to be rather intriguing .




From what I've read, it's quite good for the price. I believe namrac used to own one if I'm not mistaken. It's definitely more than 100usd though.
found for 64 cad shipped.
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nice man ya need to post your impresions wen you get them burned in and have some time with them.
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I have nothing to contribute to this thread or this forum, as I do not believe in audio. While this is perfectly fair view, a sensible person would wonder why I felt obligated to post at all; fortunately members in this forum have little patience or willingness to listen to close-minded views and elements of trolling.
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Do you speak from experience or are you just simply guessing?

For the person who asked the original question, try them out yourself and see if you like them because honestly, most of these self-proclaimed audiophiles (well, audiofools) have not done an A/B comparison and will only tell you what they think is true.

It was the case with the whole X-Fi modding idea. Someone on Head-Fi starts a thread saying the stock components (opamps, particularly) sucks and then goes all out and swaps crap out. A bunch of people followed and to a point, I believed what he said. I ordered the opamps but I was reluctant to bust out a soldering iron and do it so I had my friend do it on his card (X-Fi XtremeMusic). After he modded the opamp, I visited and brought my headphones. Initially, I heard just the modified sound card and said "This sounds different and ....much clearer!" A week later I did the A/B comparison against my friend's modded card and to tell you the truth, any difference (whether it be an improvement or not) is purely psychological which seems to be the case for much of the audio equipment past $50. Save your dough, don't be a sheep and don't listen to audiofools.
Funny, I cannot recall anyone in this club having directly labeled themselves (within posts) as an audiophile in the time that I have been a member, and I can assure you I have read more in this club than you. The audiophile title that is used on this site simply represents an interest in audio, as we have not been given any other similar title to showcase our hobby.

Audio is subjective, yes. None of us can deny this. However, simply because you did not hear an improvement with this "modded" card does not mean technical advantages do not exist and others such as your friend did not hear an improvement for himself.

As for your labeling of the members of this club as fools... it would be wise to think carefully about your next post should you choose to grace us with one.
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I have nothing to contribute to this thread or this forum, as I do not believe in audio. While this is a perfectly fair view, a sensible person would wonder why I felt obligated to post at all; fortunately members in this forum have little patience or willingness to listen to close-minded views and elements of trolling.
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Add me: Ultrasone HFI-780

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