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Im ordering a pair of AH-D5000 and I wanted some input on a sound card that would pair well. I would be looking for something under 300.

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If you want best of the best, HT Omega is where it's at my friend... much cheaper than $300 and you get clarity the price of OVER 9000!!!!! erm... Next chance I get I am picking up myself this card ot get rid of my Creative X-fi Xtreme Music

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829271003

But yea, all I have to tell you is stay away from creative as their drivers are certainly buggy and their customer support is less than none...
post #3 of 8
You'll actually want an external DAC, not a sound card. All of the internal solutions won't be as good as an external sound card, though the Essence ST is a decent solution for a card+amp. Still, I would go with an external solution. That's what you should be asking for.
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
You'll actually want an external DAC, not a sound card.
This. Solves all problems with internal noise and there are many options in your price range that include DAC/headamp/preouts so the flexibility to huge.
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Thanks ill look into it.

I am actually liking the TubeMagic D1 DAC a lot.
Edited by Kortwa - 3/30/11 at 12:01pm
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post #6 of 8
Internal noise is only a problem if the circuit is crap really.
post #7 of 8
Well as far as soundcards go you could get a Xonar D2 but hey whatever go with an external

EDIT: Or the HDAV 1.3 Deluxe
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you can probably find a used/like new dacmagic for 300-350
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