Help upgrading to a Audiophile grade PC setup

crusher4102002

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Currently i'm setup primarily for gaming but i'm looking to further upgrade my PC into a HI-FI system as well, what exactly (other then high end headphones and speakers) will I need to accomplish this task?

My Budget is around $500-600 as I've already spent well over $1500 overall on this setup already.
 

alexoiu

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Check the user reviews on newegg, or amazon, and you'd make an idea.
Another option for an entry level, let's say, would be a receiver/amplif and a pair of passive speakers with a subwoofer. For example:
an used AVR https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harman-Kardon-AVR-135-6-1-Channel-Surround-Sound-Audio-Video-Receiver/292376439233?hash=item4412fe69c1:g:giYAAOSwonBaLHIn with 6 channel analog direct input
a pair of front speakers like https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7VT4PD9827&cm_re=dali_zensor_3-_-9SIA7VT4PD9827-_-Product
and a subwoofer like https://www.amazon.com/Polk-10-Inch-Powered-Subwoofer-Single/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1514421157&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=dali+active+subwoofer
 

DigitalHamster

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Looking at the audio part and assuming you are going via the big speaker route...
You will need power supplies, amplifiers and decent cables.
If you don't already have a decent sound card, you may either want to buy one, or instead buy a separate DAC that will convert digital signals to analogue ones.
If you are going for headphones as well, then all you really need is either a sound card or a USB DAC.

Some other things to think about are where the headphones and speakers are in relation to the PC. If you are sitting right next to it, I would think that a quiet computer is necessary. You could think about getting some low speed case fans, and manually setting them to run at low speeds unless you are gaming.
 

crusher4102002

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In terms of Speakers I was looking at the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and Sennheiser HD 600 for the headphones. What are some good Receivers, Sound Cards (Internal or External) and DACs in the $200-300 price range?
 

crusher4102002

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Those are good speakers.
 

crusher4102002

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How are they for music ? Right now I have a set of Logitech Z340 2.1s and they sound good but I've heard the Klipsch 2.1s and they sound even better IMO.
 

crusher4102002

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I know pure Audiophile equipment costs way more then I have to spend but as long as I can get somewhere close to that level of sound quality i'd be happy.
 

alexoiu

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Check the user reviews on newegg, or amazon, and you'd make an idea.
Another option for an entry level, let's say, would be a receiver/amplif and a pair of passive speakers with a subwoofer. For example:
an used AVR https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harman-Kardon-AVR-135-6-1-Channel-Surround-Sound-Audio-Video-Receiver/292376439233?hash=item4412fe69c1:g:giYAAOSwonBaLHIn with 6 channel analog direct input
a pair of front speakers like https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7VT4PD9827&cm_re=dali_zensor_3-_-9SIA7VT4PD9827-_-Product
and a subwoofer like https://www.amazon.com/Polk-10-Inch-Powered-Subwoofer-Single/dp/B0002KVQBA/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1514421157&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=dali+active+subwoofer
 
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