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yeah... I would have gotten the essence STX and saved some money but if that's the best and you want the best then props to you, I didn't read the whole thread so I am unaware of what you're listening out of except Z5500. Get some good cans and be happy with your purchase!
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external dacs are an alternative to soundcards. I picked this one up http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...udio-gd-nfb-12
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Its not an act
Pics or it didn't happen
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I'm excited for you, and maybe I'm just ignorant of computer audio, but wouldn't it be better to bitstream your audio from the computer to a home theater receiver? Would cost about the same but would have a better sound and a lot more headroom for audio options.

for quality sound though. Too many people over value (and pay) for top quality visuals, when sound can easily be 60% of your entire experience.
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I'm excited for you, and maybe I'm just ignorant of computer audio, but wouldn't it be better to bitstream your audio from the computer to a home theater receiver? Would cost about the same but would have a better sound and a lot more headroom for audio options.

for quality sound though. Too many people over value (and pay) for top quality visuals, when sound can easily be 60% of your entire experience.
Yeah but I don't have a receiver or home theater speakers, so this actually was the cheaper alternative.
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SS, you hooking for cheezeburgers again? Buying a lot of nice equipment lately. Good for you.
Have a complimentary


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I'd be sad if I spent that much money on an auzentech card too, they are a horrible company. Their cards might be good, but when they break, don't expect to get a new one, their cs is non-existent.
I got the Forte and spent tons of time trying to get rid of the buzziness. It's duct taped and plastic washered to death. Finally got it to where it doesn't buzz in game mode but entertainment mode is unuseable.
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SS, you hooking for cheezeburgers again? Buying a lot of nice equipment lately. Good for you.
Have a complimentary




I got the Forte and spent tons of time trying to get rid of the buzziness. It's duct taped and plastic washered to death. Finally got it to where it doesn't buzz in game mode but entertainment mode is unuseable.
I am just spreading despair an raking in

Next on me list is a 2600K an a Maximus IV extreme. Also wanna get another ATCS 840- this one pre-powder coated
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Also wanna get another ATCS 840- this one pre-powder coated
Why not wait for the new model to come out. It will probably have a black interior.
Edited by Draygonn - 4/8/11 at 1:47am
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hooking for cheezeburgers again?
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At least he has a reason to be sad this time, I mean, who would buy a $290 sound card to drive Z5500's?
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