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hi guys...
i'm interest this days in 2 digital to analog converters:
1. EMOTIVA XDA-1
2. ASUS Xonar Essence One.

the most of my music i hear is from my pc...it connected to receiver nakamichi av-8 and klipsch rb-61 speakers.

my current sound card is creative audigy and it is very old so i want to replace it with a new/best DAC that will be connected through USB i guess..unless there is a better way.

i will say that i only want to improve the quality of the sound i'm getting right now.
i'm not going to use in headphones at all.
i'm only hearing to music from my pc..that's it so...what should i peak?

one more thing...for my usability only (listening to music through my pc) , is the sound quality difference between the two DAC'S are significant?

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Start with something like this: http://www.amazon.com/HRT-Music-Streamer-II-Resolution/dp/B0038O4UFQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345298066&sr=1-3&keywords=usb+dac and see if you're happy. If not, try something else and compare.

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i don't want to disappointed at all and also,,,if i'll buy something that i wont love , i will need to pay more money totalization so i'd decided to buy the best DAC ever.

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Try search function for "usb dac" in audio section of this forum. You will find tons of info on it.
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i don't want to disappointed at all and also,,,if i'll buy something that i wont love , i will need to pay more money totalization so i'd decided to buy the best DAC ever.

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No matter which DAC you buy you'll find somebody else claiming to have heard it and some other DAC "blows it away".

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No matter which DAC you buy you'll find somebody else claiming to have heard it and some other DAC "blows it away".
And that somebody else will always be wrong!

If you can't explain how it works, you can't say it doesn't.—The High-End Creed

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i don't want to disappointed at all and also,,,if i'll buy something that i wont love , i will need to pay more money totalization so i'd decided to buy the best DAC ever.

muli

I can recommend up north of $10k dac if you're up for it.
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If you want uncompromised design and good value at the same time, get Bricasti M1.
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I can recommend up north of $10k dac if you're up for it.

Sure, if you're up for bending over and grabbing your ankles.

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lol very mature
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Mind if I ask, are all your audio files .mp3's? If you are playing compressed files with missing info. "correct me guys if I'm wrong" but I would think a DAC would not help.
What formate are your music files in?

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Mind if I ask, are all your audio files .mp3's? If you are playing compressed files with missing info. "correct me guys if I'm wrong" but I would think a DAC would not help.
What formate are your music files in?

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Good question - wonder what the actual source is. Mebbe 24/96 hi-rez digits? cool.gif
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