Forum discussion tagged with Dac.
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    Question Will I still get audio support if I buy a USB A male to USB C female adapter and plug a USB C to 3.5MM dongle into it? (

    I realize this is a confusing mess of a question... Sorry. Basically, I have a Windows 10 laptop with only USB A 3.0 ports and a broken headphone jack that I can't really afford to fix. I'd like USB A to C adapters for it anyway, just in case I need them for something else, since USB C only...
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    Question My computer does not support 5.1 audio through optical audio

    I am trying to setup a 5.1 speaker system with a receiver (Sony STRDH590 ) to my desktop. I tried to connect the computer and the receiver together via an optical audio cable. When I turned the receiver on it played music, however the left and right sounds where only coming out. I later found...
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    Solved! Is an DAC required to power an AMP?

    Hello, recently I have bought the 250 Ohm version of the DT990, and I have decided that I wanted to buy an Amp and Dac. I was looking to buy the Schiit Magni 3, and Modi 3. But I was wondering if I could just buy the Amp and connect the Amp from Rca to 3.5mm into the back of my PC. What I am...
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    Question Using RCA Outpus as Input for my DAC SMSL M3

    Hi there, i wan't discuss about a funny thing that i discovered. I'm using a SMSL M3 Dac via USB whit my PC. I also play whit a PS2 Slim and an old CRT TV whit SCART. Since the headphones out of the CRT sounds very bad, i just disconnected the white/red audio cable from the SCART, and whit...
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    Solved! 3.5mm audio messed up (PC)

    Hi there. My 3.5mm jack is messed up and i need help. My sound keeps cutting and sometimes it just stops and i have to force it to work even though thats probably not the best thing to do. So an idea struck and this question remains. Would a USB DAC help me out? Mic included, i have a razer...
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    Solved! What connection, category of cable is preferable, and efficient from my DAC to AV Receiver?

    Hi, I have a Topping D10 DAC (2019) that I also want to occasionally connection to my Sony AV Receiver, STR-DH520 (of 2012), that I mostly listen from stereo mode for analogue playback, from turntable, CD player, cassette deck. Anyhow, I use my DAC connected to my laptop Acer V3 computer to...
  7. ddk0014

    Solved! Soundbar, TV box and Chromecast Issue

    Hi ppl. I am trying to connect my Soundbar to work with Android TV box and Chromecast I have currently plugged in Android TV box and Chromecast via HDMI to TV (not HDMI ARC, TV doesn't have ARC or optical inputs/outputs) but unsure how to connect Soundbar Only option I could think of is to use...
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    Solved! DAC converter doesn’t connect to tv (it does on ps3/ps4 though -help)

    I bought this converter https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01MXSK8YX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and another two actually. I Tried to connect Them with my jbl es 20 speakers which are connected to the amplifier. The tv is a Samsung ue65ks8080. And changed the settings audio...
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    Solved! I am wondering if I can run a sub out of my headphone amp, and if not, what my best second option is.

    Hello! I have a "FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier" that I currently run my KRK Rokit 5s out of and it works great. But being a bass head, I need a subwoofer for desk use. I have been looking at the "Polk Audio PSW10". Would I be able to use the coax output on the DAC for the sub and...
  10. AuGZA

    Question Best Competitive Gaming Closed Back headphones

    Hi All, I'm currently running a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X's and LOVE THEM. The massive soundstage and focus on Mids/Highs with understated Bass is great for PUBG, Rainbow 6 Siege and CSGO. Unfortunately my gaming space isn't always quiet. So I'm reaching out to you guys. With a...
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    Headphone DAC/Amp for Sennheiser's HD 6XX (Massdrop)

    So I bought the HD 6XX from Massdrop and it will arive in a few days, but I'm still looking for a good headphone DAC/AMP. I don't have any knowledge of DAC's or Amps so.. Where to begin? I got this information from a few communities: 300 OHM 103 db/mW 110 dB SPL 1.23 Vrms 4.1 mA 5.04 mW I...
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    Which high-end real headphone, amp/dac or soundcard should i get?

    Hello, So I recently got myself inside audio industry. I mean, I saw on youtube that real high-end headphones(such as Sennheiser, bose, sony, beats and etc) are way superior to any headsets(such as Logitech G933, Corsair Void Pro Wireless and other virtual 7.1 high-end headsets which I...
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    No Sound with DAC

    I have an RCA TV(RLED4843-B-UHD) with optical wire going into my eoteck DAC and 2 speakers (red and white plugs) plugged into the DAC but no sound comes out of the speakers. (audio on TV is set to PCM) I was told the DAC would provide power to them but if they are not working is the issue they...
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    Tube Amp + Audio Interface?

    Hey everyone, I don't know anything about audio setups but I'm trying to understand it the best I can. Apparently, an audio interface can replace an Amplifier/DAC combo. I basically want to listen to music on low-impedance cans below around 40 so I don't need an amp but I'm assuming a tube amp...
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    Looking for a specefic DAC! Please Help!

    My friend is trying to create a professional audio setup for his stream. Because he is streaming from an Xbox I am trying to find a DAC that supports a SPDIF input (or passthrough) so he can hear his gameplay from the Xbox, XLR mic input for interacting with viewers and teamates, and headphone...
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    Can I connect my PS4 Slim to my Soundblaster z?

    I bought PS4 Slim and I just figured out that it doesn't have optical cable, and I really want to connect it to my sbz to get a really good sound quality, is there any adapter that I can buy? and is it going to affect the sound quality or it'll be normal same as optical from sbz to ps4? my...
  17. Cinderblox

    dac/amp Fostex HP-A4 delay

    Hello Just bought a fostex HP-A4 to power my HD660s. I use it trough usb bus and the sound seems to be delayed. I can't really confirm if the optical input gives the same problem. Watching movies is possible but the delay is noticeable. The problem lies with using it for gaming. Is this the...
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    Amp/DAC for Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO (250Ohm)

    Hello everyone, i'm new in this topic, i bought the DT990PRO 250Ohm and i have them connected to my Asus XONAR DG soundcard in my computer, i dont know if this is enough to get the most out of these headphones, if not id like to take it a bit further and i've been considering to get either an...
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    Best Amp/Dac for PS4?

    I recently bought a pair of Philips SHP9500S headphones with a V-Moda mic for PS4 and the last thing I need for my setup is an amp/dac. I play on a PS4 Pro so I’m wondering what is the best Amp/Dac for PS4?
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    Need Bluetooth to USB adapter for audio use/would like to connect iPhone to Fiio E10k

    Hey guys. So I'm going to be getting the Fiio E10k DAC/amp soon, and am going to have it connected to my laptop for use with my headphones, but am also going to use the back line out feature to bypass the amplifier and in that way connect my laptop to my stereo speaker system via the E10k. At...
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    Help using the Modi/magni 2 uber

    Hey guys. I need your help, so let me explain. So I just bought the Modi/magni 2 uber along with Monolith M1060 Planar Headphones. I have a Samsung KS8000 TV that is connected to a Samsung soundbar via the Arc output. My Pc is connected to the samsung tv as well. As of right now I have my...
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    Looking for DAC amp for HD650s

    Hi all I'm look for a good usb DAC headphone amp that can power the HD650s for around £60, I was originally looking at the FiiO E10K Olympus but am unaware or whether or not it will be able to power the HD650s as it's rated for 150 ohms
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    Interested in investing in my own audio and recording setup. Any advice, please?

    I've recently been interested in investing in my own audiophile/recording setup, but it's a little confusing for me. I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post this. What I'm essentially aiming for in terms of sound quality is entry-level audiophile quality, I suppose. Something I can at...
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    Ridiculously Loud White Noise Out Of DAC

    I recently purchased a pair of KRK Rokit 5 Studio Monitors. I connected them via RCA to 3.5mm jack into my PC. They sounded great, except that they had a white noise/popping/crackling noise emitting from them that changed when I opened a program or moved my mouse. When I plugged the jack into my...
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    Blue yeti with a dac or headphone amp

    So I have a blue yeti currently that I plug my headset into the audio jack on and then I can hear my computer and myself talk and I love it, but I have decided to get some really nice headphones the m50x's and I heard that getting an amp or dac can really make it sound even better, but fro my...
  26. Funkosapien

    Do I want a DAC or a sound card or... what?

    Let me preface this by saying I know a little, but I don't know enough to really make an informed decision with this purchase. So I've come to ask you to help me get the most bang for my buck with my purchase. <3 What I'm after is basically just some extra volume. I think my onboard sound (Asus...
  27. EagleOD1

    Amp/DAC (or sound card?) for DT 990?

    I've been looking for headphones, and I found the Beyerdynamic DT990. I have two main things: I want to use them for gaming (CS:GO: pinpointing the exact location of footsteps), and listening to some music (EDM, house, trap) with some bass. My motherboard is the Gigabyte. GA-Z170X-UD5 TH. Now...
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    Help needed to choose between DAC+amp combo and soundcard

    Okay, So this is a very old subject, but still it isnt clear to me. Actually I bought a M50x Matte Grey version few days ago. What I heard about M50s that its a bit over rated, its not that great. But however I found it wonderful and enough for me:). I like the Bass, the clarity. To me...
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    Need advice on headphones/amps

    I'm currently looking for a nice pair of headphones and an amp, my budget is $200 for headphones and $120 for the amp. I like clarity with some good bass, not too much to make it sound muddy and distorted. I like to hear good detail in music and games. I'm also looking to have virtual "surround...
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    Will this amp be sufficient for Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohms?

    I'm looking to take the plunge into the world of audio, the best pair of headphones I have being the Sony 7.1 Golds I bought with my PS4. I'm looking at the DT990 Pros because of the bass and soundstage, and the fact that it's open. The only problem I have is I don't know if the amp I have...
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    Using an AMP/DAC with Sound Card

    Hey, I just recently bought the Senheiser HD 598. I am really pleased with these headphones, but I would like to upgrade to using an external AMP/DAC. I don't want to spend much though. I already have a few ideas, like the FiiO e10K and SMSL SD 79311. Although I have a two questions: Will...
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    How can I connect analog Inspire T7700 speakers to my tv optical output?

    I have a creative inspire T7700 7+1 speaker system. It is connected to my PC for gaming purposes. I want to use it for my TV as well but the TV has only an optical audio output and speakers don't have a input for it. How can i connect it to my TV as well as my PC if I can ever ?
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    Source volume level controversy

    Hey. I could really use some words of wisdom here. I recently purchased a Marantz PM6005 amplifier and Polk tsx220b speakers to go with it. The amp is hooked to my PCs soundcard via S/PDIF. I always assumed that when you use S/PDIF, you cannot even change the volume level from the source, since...
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    Need an amp for headphones

    Hello! I have the Custom one pro plus headphones, which are 15 ohm. my question is what amp/dac should i get for them. my budget is less than 200 dollars. Cheers!
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    Do I need / What DAC to go with Objective2 amp?

    Hello I'm kind of a noob with amps and dacs and I have this question that i need answer for before I buy anything. I'm going to build Objective2 headphone amp (building isn't a problem for me) but now I'd like to know if I even need a external DAC or am I good to go with my motherboards...
  36. TheRealBeandip

    Amp for AKG Q701s

    I recently picked up these AKG Q701s and love how they sound, the only problem is I think my PC has a little trouble driving them as theyre a little quiet even on max volume. I hear the sound quality and volume increases with an amp What would be a good amp to use with these? Im not familiar...
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    Headphone Amp+DAC vs Onboard Op-Amp?

    I just got this Amp_Dac for my DT990 250ohm headphones: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=120&cp_id=12008&cs_id=1200801&p_id=11567&seq=1&format=2 It is a remodeled Fiio E09K + it has a DAC in it, so it is quality made and is suppossedly 15-600ohm I also see "Output Power" on the specs of the...
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    DAC and Audio interface recomendations?

    I need some advice, and that being said I'm looking for an external DAC or audio interface to complete my studio setup. I have a pair of M-AUDIO DX8 D2 that I ordered and I figured I could just hook it to my computer directly using a TRS to 3.5 mm jack, would that work? if not can I hook it to...
  39. PC-Noobist

    Only have a small selection of sound cards/dacs help?

    I can be considered an audiophile but that name carries alot of snobbery so no. Im a BIG gamer and love my audio, i also listen to metal and rock alot so i like mids and bass for my music, i would prefer to hear mids and bass in games and less highs (im not good with all this aha). I live in...
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    Looking for Soundcard or USB purely for DAC under $50

    Hello! I've recently become interested in using my portable set up with my desktop. However I noticed that the integrated soundcard on my Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 doesn't cut it. My portable set up is the Fiio E11 amp + Sansa Fuze LO (V2, I really can't remember, the one with the wolfsten DAC) +...
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    Audioengine D1 or Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty?

    Hello, I'm having some trouble wrapping my head around what would be the best solution for my new Audioengine A2+ PC speakers. I have recently bought the speakers and while I'm satisfied with them, I would like to push the speakers as far as I possibly can to get the most out of them. I know it...
  42. xxaamxx135

    Help finding DAC under $200 (noob)

    I'm very new to the DAC world. In fact I'm new to the high quality audio world in general. I have my own custom rig but I don't have a separate sound card because I didn't think it mattered. I currently use the audio chipset built into my mobo and some Steel Series Siberia V2's as my headset...