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AhMoon
post Jul 14 2015, 12:10 PM

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QUOTE(E1 - AKG @ Jul 14 2015, 12:03 PM)
it really depends on what do you need  hmm.gif  if you are looking to have the option of a portable player on the go, X3ii is a good choice.  if you are look at just to upgrade your desktop setup, then there is the E10K and NuPrime uDSD  nod.gif
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I only enjoy listening music or watching movie on my desktop PC. Portability is not required. This E10K or NuPrime uDSD DAC, may I ask, where to buy or can test? I see Lazada got sell FiiO E17Km but no E10K.
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post Jul 14 2015, 02:07 PM

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QUOTE(AhMoon @ Jul 14 2015, 11:52 AM)
I just bought a M50x myself, and I'm also looking for a DAC to pair with it, if it does really can make it sound better. Currently I just plug it into my MOBO (Model: Gigabyte H97M-Gaming 3) built-in audio port, and it sounds pretty good already.

But if a DAC can make it sound even better, I wouldn't mind buying one. May I ask, how much is this X3ii and where you bought it from? Also, does it plug directly into PC USB port? I'm totally new in this headphone + DAC thing, really have no idea which or what should I look for in order to fully utilize my new toy (M50x). Some recommend me to buy a sound card, some say DAC better so I'm in dilemma.
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Soundcard and dac, most of the time are the same thing.
Most of the soundcard got build in dac and build in amp. Most of the dac (especiallly budget dac below 1k) also got build in amp.
Normally we call those connect pc via pci-e / pci a "sound card", and those connect pc / cd-transport / media player via usb, coaxial or optical a "dac".
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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Jul 14 2015, 02:07 PM)
Soundcard and dac, most of the time are the same thing.
Most of the soundcard got build in dac and build in amp. Most of the dac (especiallly budget dac below 1k) also got build in amp.
Normally we call those connect pc via pci-e / pci a "sound card", and those connect pc / cd-transport /  media player via usb, coaxial or optical a "dac".
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Thanks man. I will probably go for DAC, as it can be used on more devices compare to sound card (only on PC).
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post Jul 17 2015, 01:47 AM

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Anyone using the Audioengine A2+ any recommended place to get and price
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post Jul 20 2015, 01:33 PM

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QUOTE(Lumiaaa @ Jul 17 2015, 01:47 AM)
Anyone using the Audioengine A2+ any recommended place to get and price
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QUOTE(AhMoon @ Jul 14 2015, 05:00 PM)
Thanks man. I will probably go for DAC, as it can be used on more devices compare to sound card (only on PC).
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ya dac at least can also use on laptop

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post Jul 23 2015, 04:02 PM

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Anyone using Hippo Pipe mini? is it good?


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post Aug 14 2015, 12:09 PM

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Any recommence Amplifier & DAC for Sennheiser Momemtum ?
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post Aug 14 2015, 03:48 PM

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QUOTE(loon1031 @ Aug 14 2015, 12:09 PM)
Any recommence Amplifier & DAC for Sennheiser Momemtum ?
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Not sure what is your budget but go to garage sales and look for geek pulse. Is a bloody good DAC and amp for headphone
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QUOTE(sonerin @ Aug 14 2015, 03:48 PM)
Not sure what is your budget but go to garage sales and look for geek pulse. Is a bloody good DAC and amp for headphone
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Budget Max RM1.5k for both Amp & DAC.




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post Aug 17 2015, 11:39 AM

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Any comments on fiio e11k kilimanjaro amp?
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post Aug 17 2015, 03:26 PM

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Any comments on fiio e11k kilimanjaro amp?
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pair with which device?
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post Aug 17 2015, 03:38 PM

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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Aug 17 2015, 03:26 PM)
pair with which device?
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ATH M50x
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post Aug 23 2015, 12:50 AM

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ok so here how it goes... my soundcard died connecting to onboard audio is just terrible.. i connect my ye olde jvc stereo to my pc, and i need something to replace my sound card... any suggestion?

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post Aug 23 2015, 07:13 PM

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QUOTE(nestlebliss @ Aug 23 2015, 12:50 AM)
ok so here how it goes... my soundcard died connecting to onboard audio is just terrible.. i connect my ye olde jvc stereo to my pc, and i need something to replace my sound card... any suggestion?
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Budget around how much? What kind of music genre and sound signature do you prefer?
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post Aug 23 2015, 09:49 PM

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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Aug 23 2015, 07:13 PM)
Budget around how much? What kind of music genre and sound signature do you prefer?
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budget 500 ish...depends..

i listen to all sorts of music except dum dum dum songs...

i prefer neutral or slightly to warm side...
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post Aug 27 2015, 09:50 AM

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Hello sifus,

Any recommendation DAC/AMP combo for my ATH M50X + Macbook. My Budget around RM 600.

My choice right now is Fiio E17K and AudioEngine D1, any suggestion thank you very much smile.gif
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post Aug 28 2015, 06:53 PM

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QUOTE(nestlebliss @ Aug 23 2015, 09:49 PM)
budget 500 ish...depends..

i listen to all sorts of music except dum dum dum songs...

i prefer neutral or slightly to warm side...
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QUOTE(NoKusshon @ Aug 27 2015, 09:50 AM)
Hello sifus,

Any recommendation DAC/AMP combo for my ATH M50X + Macbook. My Budget around RM 600.

My choice right now is Fiio E17K and AudioEngine D1, any suggestion thank you very much smile.gif
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Can consider Fiio X3k also. Can be used as USB dac and portable music player. Support dsd.
Slightly warm. Quite neutral.

If budget up to 700-800, can consider Aune X1s, Nuprime uDAC or iFi Nano iDSD.
Both support DSD format. Aune is destop unit, but the amp part is stronger. More digital input (optical, coaxial and usb)
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post Aug 30 2015, 04:56 PM

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not really the right place i know, but anyone can advice me on how//where to buy a Lepai/Lepy for passive speakers?
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post Sep 2 2015, 11:32 PM

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My source is AK100ii, driving SE846 and JH13.
Looking for a portable amp to improve sound and soundstage, and to power headphones later on.
Budget less than 1k.

Currently looking at Cayin C5 and Aune B1. Any other good suggestions? Sound preference towards neutrality with slight warmth.

Thanks.

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