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Old November 25, 2017, 05:40 AM
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Hi fellows,

What are you recommending for a sound card these days? I see the ASUS EssenceSTXII Sound Card is available, but quite expensive!
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Old November 25, 2017, 09:18 AM
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Just get a USB dac imo
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Old November 25, 2017, 11:13 AM
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If you are not going to do music recording, and are in need of low latency card just pick any USB DAC. It will remove noise from your case, and will drive most of the headphones.
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Old November 25, 2017, 11:24 AM
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Hi fellows,

This is the first time I have heard of a USB DAC, which one are you recommending? Is there an internal version?

Thank you,

CG :)
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Old November 25, 2017, 10:11 PM
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I am very pleased with this, I have Rev A not Rev B, the latter has some improvements but mine has been excellent. I would definitely suggest this or something with just the DAC over an internal sound card.

https://mayflowerelectronics.com/obj...dac-amplifier/

Plus Mayflower Electronics' service is great!
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Old November 25, 2017, 10:30 PM
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Mayflower is great. And you want your DAC out of the case, because it will eliminate all the noise. Do you know that woosh sound that you get when you turn your speakers to the max? That is the noise from all the components inside the case. With external DAC you don't get that. It is clean on all volume settings. Ofc with good DAC.
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Old November 25, 2017, 11:19 PM
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Hi fellows,

This is the first time I have heard of a USB DAC, which one are you recommending? Is there an internal version?

Thank you,

CG :)
I currently have been using the Audio Engine D1. Had it for over a year and very happy with it.

https://audioengineusa.com/shop/comp...headphone-amp/
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Old November 26, 2017, 04:12 AM
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I am very pleased with this, I have Rev A not Rev B, the latter has some improvements but mine has been excellent. I would definitely suggest this or something with just the DAC over an internal sound card.

https://mayflowerelectronics.com/obj...dac-amplifier/

Plus Mayflower Electronics' service is great!
Hi, thanks for the advice! Would the new Mayflower ARC be better or an upgrade to yours?

https://mayflowerelectronics.com/arc/
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