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Posted · Original PosterOP

So guys, what audio setups are we rocking? Post anything here from headphones to full blown 7.1 surround systems as a cinema setup.

My current config:

KRK Rokit Powered 5 G2's (pair)

KRK 10s G2

Motu 8Pre (Firewire)

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra

All hooked up on balanced cables, and for anyone not using balanced cables, go get some now! Never use RCA. :)

Anyone in need of audio advice as well, feel free to post. Been in audio for around 4 years prior to doing my Computer Science course, so i'd like to think i know a thing or too so feel free to test me on that. Hardware, software, anything. :P

Have a good stay! :D


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All I've got right now is an ASUS Xonar DG and Sennheiser HD 280 Pros. The headphones have served me well for over 3 years, but hopefully I can upgrade soon as I'm trying to get more into music production. Some open headphones with more bass would be nice; the HD 598 looks pretty good.


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7.1 Channel Onboard audio (thinking of getting a sound card)

Logitech Z506 5.1 channel speakers

Corsair Vengeance H1100 Headset


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Mine is pretty simple. Asus Xonar Essence ST sound card with Sennheiser HD598 headphones. Incredible sound quality for the price.

I also have a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50 that I mainly use when playing the guitar through my Pod HD500, and they sound pretty darn awesome when I want to listen to heavy stuff.


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Asus Xonar DGX soundcard, Blue Snowball for mic and Panasonic RP-HTF600 for headphones (good luck trying to get

a hold of these cans for a decent price in Canada, but still better than anything else at that price point)

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Interface: Presonus 44VSL

Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Microphone: Electro-Voice RE27

The ATH-M50s where a real pain to get in Canada. Had to fork out a ton for shipping and customs to Amazon because Canadian dealers had them way overpriced at the time.


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Audio Interface: Presonus 44VSL // Microphone: EV RE27 N/D // AMP/DAC: Aune T1 // Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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My PC still has those old Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Sound Cards back in 2003 lol. Plugged in that thing is an old Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5700 Speakers. Still working good :P

In my living room, I have the Bose Acoustimass 10 Home Entertainment Series.. :)

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Xonar essence stx (love it)

Corsair SP2500 2.1 speakers

10 year old Sony MDR v600 headphones (wishing for HD600's :D)


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Hehe - currently two QSC KW122's behind me and two QSC K8's as front LR fill. There's also a KW181 sub and then processed through DBX GEQ, comp/limiter and Xover. Soon to add a full soundcard but USB interface with my mixer will suffice for now. Gets more fun when I have one or two JBL SRX728's in here while playing MOH (dual 18" subwoofers. Is 5kw of raw power needed? No. Is it fun? Yes.

http://qsc.com/products/speakers/kw_series/

Gotta love my job.

Also as offered by the OP - feel free to ask me anything audio, I certainly don't know everything but I work in live audio so I can probably help you out :)

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Tascam US-122MKII

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm

Tascam is also great for recording stuff.

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Asus Xonar D2X & Onkyo HT-R380

Corsair Vengeance 2000 (sent by Corsair for a review)


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CPU Intel Core i7-2600K + Corsair H60 + 2x Alpenfohn Wing Boost

RAM Corsair Dominator 16 GB

GPU MSI Radeon HD6950 Twin Frozr II / OC

SC Asus Xonar D2X

SSD Corsair Force GT 120 GB

HDD WD Black 1 TB + Blue 1 TB + Green 500 GB

PSU Corsair HX650

Case NZXT Phantom 820 Black

Rheobus NZXT Sentry LXE

Monitor: 3x LG IPS231P + Philips 298P4Q

Hi-Fi Onkyo HT-S3305

OS Windows 8.1 Pro

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Ive got me a good old gaming set up. The sound is quite lovely if I do say so myself.

Siberia V2's

ASUS Xonar DGX

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Sound Card: HT Omega Striker 7.1

Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm

Amplifier: Fiio E11

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Got those as well. Best quality headphones i've ever heard, especially as the bass is amazing for closed backs. Had them so long now ive already had to replace the ear cups which only took around a minute, love them! :D

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Hehe - currently two QSC KW122's behind me and two QSC K8's as front LR fill. There's also a KW181 sub and then processed through DBX GEQ, comp/limiter and Xover. Soon to add a full soundcard but USB interface with my mixer will suffice for now. Gets more fun when I have one or two JBL SRX728's in here while playing MOH (dual 18" subwoofers. Is 5kw of raw power needed? No. Is it fun? Yes.

http://qsc.com/products/speakers/kw_series/

Gotta love my job.

Also as offered by the OP - feel free to ask me anything audio, I certainly don't know everything but I work in live audio so I can probably help you out :)

Haha, they look AWESOME. To be honest my 10s is overkill, i've already had turn the gain down (-30db) for it to even balance with my rokit 5's. But theres always, ALWAYS, the reason of fun, right? Yes. Because audio is awesome. xD

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My setup at the moment is:

Asus Xonar D2x -> TOSLink -> Audio-gd 10.2 -> Balanced output -> HiFiMan HE-300

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I have also got some powered Audioengine A5 speakers on Sinn7 desk foam stands and a Project Debut III record player for stuff that can't be sourced on digital media.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Some nice setups in here, seems we also have some keen audiophiles (i know its a correct term, but it sounds 'dirty' to me, hmm?) in here!

Another tip is using sound insulation foam. Personally i use Aualex MoPads for my monitors, and i would really like one for my sub but £60 is hard to justify.

The main advantages i noticed;

- Instant isolation from the surface it is sitting on, leading to...

- Alot clearer bass frequencies and...

- It allowed for the mids to really open up.

- As they can be propped at an angle, it really allows for proper speaker alignment, which is:

Tweeters at ear level with you sat in an equilateral triangle to your speakers. This is more necessary in monitor speakers, not so much in cinema setups.


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Headphones:

Compact Monitors Stage 2 custom IEM

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro

Audezé LCD 2

Speakers:

Monitor Audio RX2

planning to buy a pair of Genelec 8050 or PSI A17, not enough money atm :(

AMPs/DACs

Accuphase E203 (really old stereo amp, love it)

Asus Xonar DGX

Fostex HPA3

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Currently running a pair of Sennheiser HD380's with an Asus Xonar DGX. Highly satisfied with it, at least for the time being.

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Hehe - currently two QSC KW122's behind me and two QSC K8's as front LR fill. There's also a KW181 sub and then processed through DBX GEQ, comp/limiter and Xover. Soon to add a full soundcard but USB interface with my mixer will suffice for now. Gets more fun when I have one or two JBL SRX728's in here while playing MOH (dual 18" subwoofers. Is 5kw of raw power needed? No. Is it fun? Yes.

http://qsc.com/products/speakers/kw_series/

Gotta love my job.

Also as offered by the OP - feel free to ask me anything audio, I certainly don't know everything but I work in live audio so I can probably help you out :)

I get it all through work and stuff, the most fun I've had was across my back wall putting 6 VRX932LAP's which are a 12" + 3x1" line array box - now that was fun.
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Currently running a pair of Sennheiser HD380's with an Asus Xonar DGX. Highly satisfied with it' date=' at least for the time being.[/quote']

You've got a DGX as well? What do you think of it?

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