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    Gigabyte FI32U audio features, ESS SABRE DAC

    I recently got a Gigabyte FI32U and am pleased with it for the price point. Gigabyte advertises "ESS SABRE DAC" for the audio chip inside the monitor. However, I am trying to get as much information on the monitor's audio capabilities as possible, so I can decide if I should augment it with...
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    [USA-TX] [H] Surface Book 2 (i7, 16GB, 512GB, 1050ti) [W] Local Cash/Paypal, Airpods Max

    Hello everyone. Got a few items lying around that I'm trying to sell or trade before Christmas hits. Pictures & Timestamp Microsoft Surface Book 2 CPU: Intel Core i7-8650U (4.2GHz) Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050 2GB / Intel UHD 620 RAM: 16GB Screen: 13.5" 3000x2000 Resolution. Storage...
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    what would be good DAC

    I am tired of my crappy sounding Asus audio on my Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. so i am thinking of buying an external DAC. Been looking at the Zen Dac from iFi Audio or do you think I should just buy a newer Sound Card. I want to stream from Qobuz and play my library of High Resolution Music...
  4. Armenius

    Sound BlasterX G6 HD DAC & Amplifier

    Just bought one of these for use with my mobile devices (phone, Surface Pro 4). First impressions are pretty damn good. Using it to drive a pair of original Astro A40, which have an impedance of 48Ω. Can immediately tell that the Zx I have in my PC wasn't up to the task despite having a...
  5. cageymaru

    Sound BlasterX G6 Reviewed

    Audio Science Review has tested the Sound BlasterX G6 and found it to be surprisingly good for a budget device in a feature-filled package. During DAC testing it was discovered that the device's SINAD would rocket up to 112 dB if the level was dialed down by 2 dBFS (digitally.) Linearity was...
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    FS: PS Audio Nuwave DSD DAC

    I have a near mint PS Audio Nuwave DSD DAC for sale. The top has a small minor scuff but otherwise it is in perfect working condition and appearance. I am the second owner, with the original owner having purchased the unit in September of 2018. The DAC will come in the original box and...
  7. babelmh13

    New Speaker-Sub w/ Mini Amp/DAC Recommendations

    Looking for suggestions on components for upgrading my speaker setup. Right now, have a 10-ish years old logitech 5.1 system with the volume/power knob on the center speaker that mounts to the bottom of my monitor. I get white-noise from the center speaker when there is no audio playing and one...
  8. cageymaru

    Replacing Op-Amps in a Topping D10 DAC

    Audiophiles have been rolling (replacing) op-amps in their DAC units for years. In the computer audio world, high end sound card units from Creative and Asus have had replaceable op-amps in years past and their owners swear by the increased audio fidelity from changing them out. Audio Science...
  9. cageymaru

    USB-C Audio on Smartphones Is a Convoluted Mess

    Gordon Mah Ung of PCWorld has been trying to find out why the USB-C connection, which is supposed to be universal, doesn't always work for audio on smartphones. It seems that some phones such as the Google Pixel 2 XL require a USB-C audio device has a built in DAC (digital-to-analog converter)...
  10. cageymaru

    On-board Sound Tested Against an External DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    Audio Science Review has conducted a test of on-board sound from a Hewlett Packard Z series laptop and matched it against an external Topping NX4 DSD portable headphone amplifier and DAC to determine if it is an upgrade from the on-board sound. Although the on-board sound never distorted, the...
  11. magnux

    WTB: Creative Sound BlasterX G5 or Sennheiser GSX 1000/1200

    Looking for either one. Let me know what you've got! :)
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    X-Fi FATAL1TY Dead, Options?

    Hi all! BACKGROUND So my trusty though somewhat headache inducing through the years (especially as it has aged, probably bad caps and increasingly faulty onboard memory) Creative X-Fi FataI1ty has finally become unbearable after a decade of use. It created artifacting on the right channels...
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    WTB: Schiit Magni 2/Modi 2

    Looking for Schiit Magni 2/Modi 2 both in good condition. PM me with offers. Payment via Paypal. Heatware available here. Thanks.
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    Help w/Audio interference from Graphics card

    Hello there, After days of googling and trying out different solutions I've come to a dead end. I recently bought 2 JBL 305 monitor speakers that I've connected to my "Omni soundblaster 5.1" external soundcard with an XLR to RCA cable. (Procab CLA701 2x XLR Male - 2X RCA Male 3 Meter) Now when...
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    Low OHM with more powerful amp = crappier sound? (Modded DT770s 80ohm, Magni 2 and Fiio e10)*

    First off, I'm a very old member, but got lost in stupid life decisions so I lost touch with virtually all forums I was apart of so this is my first post in a long time. I wanted it to be a helpful post rather than a need post but oh well. I apologize if this is a dumb ass question but it's...
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    Portable Amp (& DAC ?) for Audio Technica ATH-R70X Headphoines & Smartphone

    Hi, I recently purchased the Audio Technica ATH-R70X headphones with a Magni 2 Uber AMP (DAC is my Titanium HD sound card) for desktop use. I would like to buy a portable amp and possible built in DAC for use with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. I don't know if it would be worth it to buy...