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Old January 26, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Default Want to upgrade Xonar DX

I've been using a Xonar DX with some old Logitech 5.1 X540 Speakers, and they actually sound pretty good. However, I've been itching to upgrade to a better set-up. I'm planning to do a little bit of music production in the future as a hobby, which is why I'm opting for some powered monitors. Right now I'm stuck between the KRK Rokit 5/6s, and the Mackie MR5 MKIIs. I've listened to both of these in a local store and thought these were the best sounding compared to others. Also thought about the highly regarded Klipsch Promedia 2.1s, and the Edifier S330Ds. Haven't listened to these two sets, but the excellent reviews tempt me. Oh the decisions... Do you think I should go with a pair of monitors, or something like the Klipsch or Edifiers?

Also planning to upgrade my audio interface. I'm thinking external DAC this time around to go with the powered monitors, but I know little to nothing about these things. I'm thinking my budget for this will be about $150 and that's almost pushing it, as I'm pretty broke right now. I'm thinking a lot of you will suggest that I should keep the Xonar DX, but I want to see what kind of options I have for $150 first. Suggestions?

Sidenote- I'll only be using speakers in my set-up. Very rarely will I use headphones, so that's not important.

*awaits the audiophiles to reply* I know you're out there!
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