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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
What music bitrate are you listening to? What headphones/speakers are you using? If they're trash, then obviously you shouldn't be expecting a miracle.
I don't know about the bitrate.

The buds are Monster Turbines and the speakers are Audioengine P4's, so not trash I don't think. I am running my signal from the card to a receiver but I don't think the receiver is trash either. (Yamaha R-1000) Don't get me wrong, music sounds Really great with the card but it already sounded solid without it is what I mean.

Maybe there'll be more of an advantage at higher volumes than what I can play in this apartment, or something.
Edited by BillOhio - 3/26/11 at 11:50pm
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post #22 of 28
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I don't know about the bitrate.

The buds are Monster Turbines and the speakers are Audioengine P4's, so not trash I don't think. I am running my signal from the card to a receiver but I don't think the receiver is trash either. (Yamaha R-1000) Don't get me wrong, music sounds Really great with the card but it already sounded solid without it is what I mean.

Maybe there'll be more of an advantage at higher volumes than what I can play in this apartment, or something.
Your output isn't bad, but you REALLY should know the bitrate of your music. gosh. You could be listening to 128kbps music and not even know it.

Best way really is to put in a CD and listen to it off there.
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post #23 of 28
what's the bitrate of iTunes?
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post #24 of 28
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what's the bitrate of iTunes?
The easiest way to find out is to open song's properties and navigating to "Details" tab. Personally, I use winamp and bit rate is displayed on the player.
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OK... I just opened 'Sleepy Seven' by Bonobo on my iTunes and it says 256 kbps. Is that OK? How does that compare to a CD?
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post #26 of 28
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OK... I just opened 'Sleepy Seven' by Bonobo on my iTunes and it says 256 kbps. Is that OK? How does that compare to a CD?
256k seems kinda' high for itunes if you downloaded it off iTunes. I thought the max they went to was like ...192k? Maybe even that's too high?

Either way, 256kbps is pretty good.....

But a CD is lossless and can have kbps in the thousands (depends on the type of music really).
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post #27 of 28
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How's the Xonar DS? It's basically right in my price range, and looks pretty good for gaming.

go for DG, imo.
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go for DG, imo.
The DS is far better than the DG.
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