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im shocked when i plugged it into my iphone . the soundstage and the quality is so good.
but when i plug into my pc. everything is flat. totally different feeling. i cant get the impact and quality close to my iphone. thats because the onboard sound card?
Edited by veuxtres - 4/12/11 at 1:53am
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That is absolutely correct. On board sound is terrible..but what's really sad is that your iphone has a better DAC than your integrated sound. Wow, that's really horrible. :\\

You'd need a sound card or external DAC to really get the best sound out of your AD700s.
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ok! i'll go get a sound card tomorrow.
i really cant stand the onboard sound so "ugly"
the card will do alot better job than iphone ? honestly i already fall into the song only using iphone LOL
but i feel ok using the onboard soundcard when gaming, the problem is listen music using itune ..
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ok! i'll go get a sound card tomorrow.
i really cant stand the onboard sound so "ugly"
the card will do alot better job than iphone ? honestly i already fall into the song only using iphone LOL
To be honest, I'm not sure how in the world an iphone sounds better than integrated, but yeah, the sound card should annihilate the iphone.

Which sound card are you looking to buy, btw? What's your budget?
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im fine with budget as long as good quality. i was planning to get a sound card before found this problem.
i did some research about it. but most ppl is talking about DX and STX?
but i think i don't understand. the difference between them is STX with a onboard amp? i can get a DX and amp i can get better quality then STX correct ? because the extra cost between STX and DX almost can get an extra amp i believe
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post #6 of 9
The STX is built well enough and has a good enough amp to propel most headphones. The STX is well worth more than what it's valued at when it comes to a DAC+Headphone amp.

The DX is just a DAC, no amp.

You don't need an amp for AD700s though.

Although the STX does have a better DAC.
Edited by Simca - 4/12/11 at 3:02am
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post #7 of 9
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The DX is just a DAC, no amp.

You don't need an amp for AD700s though.
yea i know that, just got a feeling like will get another pair of headphone after i got this pair..
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It's shocking that mobo companies can't include onboard processing comparable to an iPhone. Is it really that impossible to get good onboard audio? Seems like mobo companies are cutting a LOT of corners in this area.
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It's shocking that mobo companies can't include onboard processing comparable to an iPhone. Is it really that impossible to get good onboard audio? Seems like mobo companies are cutting a LOT of corners in this area.
and im not audiophile, this is my 1st "good" headphone. even me can feel the difference.. sad
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