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post #9271 of 38150
Wat would the audio card do for me that my amp doesnt?
Coax, but i can do either.
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post #9272 of 38150
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Wat would the audio card do for me that my amp doesnt?
Coax, but i can do either.
The soundcard would be better if you were using analog connections, as you are already using digital then a soundcard isn't required, the Yamaha will be doing a good a job as a soundcard would, likely an ever better job.
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Well its 550watt 5.1 so I hope so atleast a decent job. Thats why im looking for local place i can get some headphones. that I can use on the amp and my ipod.
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post #9274 of 38150
Try using optical, that should move all the sound processing to the receiver. I believe with the coax you are getting the poorly processed sound from the onboard audio card, and all your Yamaha is doing is amplifying that.

Does the place have to be local, or can you just order them off the internet? It's often hard to find a retailer that sells higher end headphones, except for crappy ones like Dr. Dre's. Maybe a Canadian member knows of one, if there is that's best since you could just go there and try on ones in your price range.
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post #9275 of 38150
Well what kind should I get though?
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I hear the Ultrasone hfi-580 are good for that type of music.
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Try using optical, that should move all the sound processing to the receiver. I believe with the coax you are getting the poorly processed sound from the onboard audio card, and all your Yamaha is doing is amplifying that.
Coax carries a digital signal just as optical does (even though they use different methods).

When using Coax, the Yamaha is doing the processing, not the onboard sound.
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post #9278 of 38150
How does a coaxial cable carry a digital signal? it's no different than a audio jack cable.
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How does a coaxial cable carry a digital signal? it's no different than a audio jack cable.
Coax SPDIF can carry digital audio, although it isn't as widely used as optical.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/PDIF

Digital Coaxial carries a SPDIF signal. I've used it myself and many others use it successfully.
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