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To make a long story short I need a DAC. My modded XtremeMusic doesn't play nicely while gaming with my HD 5570 or any ATI card for that matter. It was just fine with my old XtremeGamer, but the XtremeMusic is just so much better I didn't want to switch back.

My budget is around $150. I'm willing to do a little more though. This is mostly for music (electronic, dance, synthpop, and indie rock), light gaming, and some movies.

Originally I was planning to get a Maverick D1 DAC, but I heard they aren't as good when paired with other amps other than their own A1.
    
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I think one of our members is selling the Mav on headfi. In my say so though I'd increase the budget. However if you can't then try the fiio combo. Many have tried and liked it so far. Musiland 02 may also interest you on ebay.

BTW who the heck is heru.
    
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I think one of our members is selling the Mav on headfi. In my say so though I'd increase the budget. However if you can't then try the fiio combo. Many have tried and liked it so far. Musiland 02 may also interest you on ebay.

BTW who the heck is heru.
Do you have a link? I can't seem to find it. I know Greg121986/Bunsen had one. Well I can go up to ~$200. Audio equipment is draining my money. Whether it's for the home theater or myself.

Is the Fiio combo you are talking about the E7 and E9? I was thinking about the Musiland 02 at first.

Can't talk about that here.
    
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Musiland Monitor 02 US is the one i hear was good. I dont know. I was going to get Little Dot MK III but not a dac but i love tube sounds.
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I'm kind of iffy about the Musiland Monitor 02 not having SPDIF in. Not a necessity, but it would be nice to have.
    
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I can tell you I'm not a big fan of Heru if it's the same Heru in this game I'm talking about. Ha.

The thing is around the 100-200 area you have tons of Chinese made dac/amp usb products. All of which don't differ that much in construction and quality.

Tianyun zero dac/hpa:
http://cgi.ebay.com/TianYun-DAC-Head...#ht_8472wt_893

There are cheaper sellers as well.
    
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I can tell you I'm not a big fan of Heru if it's the same Heru in this game I'm talking about. Ha.

The thing is around the 100-200 area you have tons of Chinese made dac/amp usb products. All of which don't differ that much in construction and quality.

Tianyun zero dac/hpa:
http://cgi.ebay.com/TianYun-DAC-Head...#ht_8472wt_893

There are cheaper sellers as well.
The Zero DAC seems pretty good. I might get the OPA627 version.
    
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