Recent content by ashmedai

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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    Okay, sorry for the confusion then. :D
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    I'm confused too. I think I may have missed something - I should point out that I don't see obobski's posts because I got tired of him trolling and posting bogus info repeatedly. E.M, if isolation isn't a big thing, there are 3x DT990 up on Head-Fi FS/FT for $125CD to $210 right now. They'd...
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    Judge Lowers Piracy Fine from Millions To Thousands

    $1.9M is obscene, unconstitutional, or just f@#&ing nuts. $54k is sane. $500 is reasonable. To be more specific, $1.9M is a strong-arm abuse of the legal system as a weapon against lower socioeconomic castes.
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    Right, so, how is it relevant that all existing sound cards use one of a pool of ~3 DSP chips? (exaggerating somewhat, obviously, but not by that much)
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    A couple speaker options. Entry level speakers.

    There's this thing called a "splitter" that costs $0.50 and also makes it very easy...
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    That's the DSP chip, yes? Somehow, I don't think that's the whole card by any means.
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    Upgrade or wait?

    1. Your card is still more than fine. 2. The answer is always to wait as long as possible (or very nearly always). The cost of the card you want to upgrade to is nearly certain to come down, and it is nearly certain that your super awesome upgrade target will itself be one-upped.
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    A couple speaker options. Entry level speakers.

    The Swans, of those you listed. Bass isn't going to be great without a full subwoofer, which would eat your whole budget on its own. But it should be better than most options at that cost.
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    DT770s are used on Head-Fi FS/FT for roughly $100-150 all the bloody time. If you're patient, an awesome deal. I think they also surplus some models to eBay occasionally. If this is primarily / exclusively for headphones, Xonar Essence STX is basically the big dog. There are a few other...
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    Looking for a SUPER comfy pair of headphones

    IMO the AD700 is actually superior to the A900 in some ways, if you don't mind giving up the isolation and a bit in the bass department.
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    Low sound output in win 7

    Digital or analog output?
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    Low sound output in win 7

    Update your audio drivers. Also, what player are you using? Try Media Player Classic or VLC for video, or Foobar2000 for music.
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    5.1 audio, speakers only?

    DT770s, and if you MUST have digital 5.1, just use CMSS-3D. You'll have a dead solid platform, and you can turn the 5.1 part off and on as desired. Although at that, there are better things to drive it with.
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    Digital Music Sales Up, Piracy Still a Sour Note

    There's one thing you have to understand. Money lost to piracy isn't in United States Dollars. It's in internet dollars.
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    headphone with mic

    You can do better, much better.