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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 5/16/2019 at 8:46 AM, rice guru said:

 

So I've been thinking about getting an amp and dac instead of a sound card. Would the sound blaster e1 be a good entry level one. I was also thinking about getting the fiio ubtr for Bluetooth. Thoughts/suggestions? 

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3 hours ago, TheNFactor said:

So I've been thinking about getting an amp and dac instead of a sound card. Would the sound blaster e1 be a good entry level one. I was also thinking about getting the fiio ubtr for Bluetooth. Thoughts/suggestions? 

For what headphones?


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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6 hours ago, TheNFactor said:

So I've been thinking about getting an amp and dac instead of a sound card. Would the sound blaster e1 be a good entry level one. I was also thinking about getting the fiio ubtr for Bluetooth. Thoughts/suggestions? 

Neither of those are very powerful. I use the ubtr just good enough to power my IEMs buts not any of my headphones. And the e1 isn't very good. I would just say combine your budgets for both and grab at least a fx audio DAC x6


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 5/17/2019 at 5:54 PM, rice guru said:

Neither of those are very powerful. I use the ubtr just good enough to power my IEMs buts not any of my headphones. And the e1 isn't very good. I would just say combine your budgets for both and grab at least a fx audio DAC x6

No I would plug the ubtr into the e1 so I could take it on the go. I'll look into the fx audio dac x6. 

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1 hour ago, TheNFactor said:

No I would plug the ubtr into the e1 so I could take it on the go. I'll look into the fx audio dac x6. 

check out the fiio btr1k or btr3 they can act as a usb dac basically takes what the e1 and ubtr together does into one unit

 


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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You can get very good deals on DT880 on amazon. typically they are below $200.

 

For amp/dac I'd recommend shelling another $100 and get the schiit fulla 2. 

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On 5/2/2019 at 6:21 AM, TVwazhere said:

I'd like to throw in the Sennheiser HD6xx and AKG K7XX headphones as well. I haven't owned the K7XX but my HD6XX's are amazing. 

I can attest to this.  I use my 650 on my DAW and I record and mix and master with the HP's.  They give a flat response just like my studio monitors.  Its excellent for producers and costs 300 dollars actually.  Used to be 500 dollars came out in 2010 and what not.


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21 hours ago, rice guru said:

check out the fiio btr1k or btr3 they can act as a usb dac basically takes what the e1 and ubtr together does into one unit

 

And could they power the DT 990 pros? That would be a deal maker. 

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11 minutes ago, TheNFactor said:

And could they power the DT 990 pros? That would be a deal maker. 

probably not but the fiio ubtr ant the soundblaster e1 cant

 


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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30 minutes ago, TheNFactor said:

And could they power the DT 990 pros? That would be a deal maker. 

my ffio e10k just got it loud .  not extremely loud but like loud enough for it to not kill your ears but any higher it might kill your ears. and those are more powerful than what you wanted

 


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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like i said grab a fx audio dac x6 if you wanna run 250 ohm 990's but you dont wanna be taking that thing outside. if you want a good mobile and indoor pair grab a closed back like the 770 80 ohm


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
 
 
 
1 hour ago, rice guru said:
 

the Soundblaster e1 cant

 

I thought it could, in the reviews it mentions somebody using the 250 ohm dt990 pros.

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48 minutes ago, TheNFactor said:

I thought it could, in the reviews it mentions somebody using the 250 ohm dt990 pros.

Just cause they are using them and it works does t mean all the frequencies are properly powered and getting the most out of the headphone


 

Main Desktop audio Setup topping d10---> monolith Alex Cavelli Liquid Spark--->Beyerdynamic dt 990 for gaming, Sennheiser hd 58x for everything else

My portable setup one plus 6T--->fiio ubtr---> Tin hifi T3

Other audio stuff you can feel free to ask about if you see me on the audio forum are AKG k240, AKG k 52, AKG y50bt, koss ksc 75, Sennheiser HD 4.40, Fiio e10k 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, rice guru said:

Just cause they are using them and it works does t mean all the frequencies are properly powered and getting the most out of the headphone

ah got it ty

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