Forum discussion tagged with Dac.
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    Question Onboard audio not working ?

    Hello, Today out of nowhere my speakers stop working and from time to time a can hear a little sound as if trying to sound but not working. No ports working (I verified rear and front) and if I put a video on YouTube and go to sounds it shows the bars moving as if everything was okay but still...
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    Question Audio volume automatically gets set to 100% when PC is started or restarted ?

    I installed a new Soundblaster AE-5 Plus sound-card, now my audio volume automatically gets set to 100% after I start or restart my PC ?
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    Question DAC + RIAA preamp?

    Hi there, complete noob question incoming, I have a dream about sitting in my chair and being able to listen to my vinyl records, but also be able to listen to audio from my phone through my Sennheiser HD 560s's. Now, my problem is that I have no clue how audio works, and have a really hard...
  4. artavasdes

    Question Audio from Sound Blaster G6 disconnects ?

    I have sound blaster g6 and it disconnects usually whenever I tab out or into a game/application that has audio. It also sometimes randomly disconnects. The headphones I use it with are Beyerdynamic dt 990 pros. Thanks for any help!
  5. HarryGRGamer

    [SOLVED] (5.1) USB Sound-Card vs PCIE Sound-Card

    Hello! So I have some old-ish LG speakers a subwoofer and a DAC (amplifier) however I never thought about doing a 5.1 surround sound setup on my room with my PC because mainly I didn't knew how I got the gist of it however I'm in between buying a cheap USB OEM Sound Card (around 20 dollars) or...
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    [SOLVED] How to make V Moda's sound better on PC?

    I have a pair of V Moda LP 2's, i love bass and nice crisp rich audio. I had that with a Blue Snowball for audio in Discord and other games. I thought getting Steelseries Arctis Pro's + the DAC and built in Sabre soundcard would be better quality, which they are louder, the bass is much cleaner...
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    [SOLVED] Iss it normal to get a hiss or static sound when using a dac

    I recently purchased this syba sonic dac off amazon(https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009WN7QT4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) , and have noticed that when i put the volume level above 49% in properties i get quite a lot of a hissing/static sound. and even with the volume...
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    [SOLVED] Max Volume Still Somewhat Low

    Hi all, I recently purchased the Phillips X2HRs from Amazon. They sound great and the experience is fine as is but for games, some music, and even discord is a lot quieter than it was on my Corsair Void headset. I've tried reinstalling the audio drivers, fussing with the audio enhancements...
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    Question Creative Sound Blaster G3 vs. Creative Sound BlasterX G1

    Hi all, I do not know much about audio, do these sound cards both have DACs and AMPs that perform similarly aside from the features? Are there any better, or similar performing external sound cards for a lower price? (USD)
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    Question Amp+dac or amp/dac for AKG 712 pro (first time buyer) ~230€ budget

    Hello, I just ordered my first pair of real headphones and now I need a Dac and Amp or a dac/amp combo for them. I currently have a bad 25€ amp/dac from amazon for my Sennheiser Momentum. Ideally my budget would be 200€, I spent 160€ for the headphones, I don't really want to spend way more for...
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    [SOLVED] Is there any good long lasting DAC/AMP for less than $100?

    I'm looking for a long-lasting DAC/AMP that can power 250-ohm headphones and has a reputation of lasting for very long (>1 year). My budget will only allow it to be $100 dollars or less.
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    [SOLVED] Looking to up my audio game - Suggestions?

    Hi, so I'm looking to upgrade my audio setup and am looking for suggestions. I want to switch to a desk mic and upgrade my headset as well. As far as what I have currently, I'm using a pair of Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x with the Soundblaster E-5. I love the audio quality but have been having...
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    [SOLVED] Sound BlasterX AE-5 vs high quality DAC

    Hi, I currently have a Gaming PC with a dedicated sound card, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 and a pair of Edifier audiophile grade stereo speakers along with the Sennheiser HD 600 headphones. I was wondering if it'd be worth it to get a high quality DAC in order to get a superior sound quality vs...
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    [SOLVED] DAC/AMP question with beyerdynamic mmx 300 v2

    Hello I just bought a pair of beyerdynamic MMX 300 V2, and with the sound blaster x7, which I'm returning because It's the most overpriced garbage I've ever bought. The problem with the Sound Blaster x7, was that when I launched a game the audio would dissapear and it would say that windows...
  15. d1versify

    [SOLVED] Fiio E10K is worth for PC speakers?

    Hey guys. I just bought the Audioengine A5+ and I read in some reviews that combined with a good DAC they sound great. What's your opinion? I already have a Creative Sound Blaster Z. If i get the Fiio e10k for example I will have better music quality?
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    Question USB Device not connecting immediately (can take up to an hour)

    I have a USB DAC that has been working fine for over a couple of years now. But recently for some reason, windows wont detect it straight away. The light on the device is red, but once the PC has been on for maybe an hour or so the light will switch to green and I get the windows "device...
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    Question What would you use the output on a magni amp for?

    Just bought a magni and modi dac amp stack, I've been using the rca input to connect to the amp. But I'm just wondering, what someone would use the rca output for?
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    Question DAC (SMSL M6) stops computer from booting.

    Hi, I've been having an issue with my USB DAC (SMSL M6) for a while now. When I start up my computer, if the DAC is plugged in and powered on, the computer will not start. I don't even see my motherboard logo, the screen turns on but stays black until I unplug/unpower the DAC. As soon as the DAC...
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    Question Using DAC AMP on Razer man o war, will there be a difference in audio quality????

    Using DAC AMP on Razer man o war, will there be a difference in audio quality???? im also planning to use the dac on my condenser mic.
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    Question Less than 100€ DAC vs MOBO audio

    Hello, I'm building my first pc and since I really care about sound I was wondering if I'd benefit from a not too expensive DAC. My mobo is a MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon and my headphones are Sennheiser Momentum 1. I mainly game and care about sound in game, but most importantly I always...
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    Question Do I have enough ports for HTC Vive ?

    So I have the RTX 2070 oc mini ZOTAC, it has some ports that idk the names of, Im new to pc gaming idk shit, so I have enough ports for the HTC Vive ? If not , what will need? Adaptors ? Idk
  22. krelidas_34

    What is your remark about ASRock B450M Pro4?

    ASRock B450M Pro4 is a budget gaming motherboard that many people recommended to me. But I don't know if it's good for gaming, or even if it's reliable. Some say that it is good for a small ATX motherboard, and not much else is said about the bad reviews. But I'm curious. What is your opinion...
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    Games/Movies do not recognize my higher resolution monitor

    Hi. I have an ASUS X550VXK laptop. It has am NVIDIA GTX 950M, Windows 10 (64 bit), and 1366x768 resolution. I recently got a monitor that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, I have a few problems. Some games do not recognize my higher resolution and only allow me to play on 1366x768. In...
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    1800X Overclocking Fails

    Hi, first this is my Rig: Gigabyte AB350M-Gaming 3 Rev 1.0, latest Bios Ryzen 7 1800X 16GB G.Skill Trident Z silber/rot DDR4-3200 DIMM CL16 Dual Kit PSU Therma Take Smart SE 730W Windows 10 with latest Drivers for all except the GPU*** Since i have Upgraded from an GTX 1070 to GTX 1080ti i...
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    Gameone or steelseries arctis pro wireless?

    Hi I’m confused and which one should i get the. 1. sennheiser gameone with astro mix/amp It will cost me about 350$ Or 2. Steelseries arctis pro wireless And this one 360$ I’m on ps4 only ( no pc ) Please i need your help guys
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    i have intel core 2 duo e7400 with 775 soket .And i want to upgrade my processor to q6600 should i do that. my motherboard "MS

    i have intel core 2 duo e7400 with 775 soket .And i want to upgrade my processor to q6600 should i do that. my motherboard "MS-7525 VER:1.0".
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    How can I control my fan speed? (Speedfan and BIOS don't work)

    Hello! I know you clicked on this to say 'Use Speedfan' or 'There is a setting in your BIOS' but in my case Speedfan does nothing and I searched BIOS at the Power section but there was no HW Monitor option. Do you know any other solutions becouse the sound of a 92mm fan running at 3000rpm is...
  28. EpIckFa1LJoN

    Dedicated Case Stand?

    So my wife and I are finally buying our first house and I get a dedicated office!! Up until recently I have been crammed into our spare bedroom in our apartment and because of my multi monitor setup (Acer Predator X34 Ultrawide 34" and a Acer G257HU 25") my desk space is taken up and my...
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    High End Pc not performing well

    Well i fixed the part of not getting fps but now when i play games they all stutter every 5-10 sec but when i play them with Vsync the stutter is reduced by like 90%the temps and the usage of the GPU nad CPU are good when i play games with out Vsync the GPU usage is 90%+ and the CPU usage is...
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    New asus laptop goes on but only showing asus logo then it goes of again waht should i do

    New asus laptop goes on but only showing asus logo then it goes of again waht should i do
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    Guidance fixing issues

    My desktop is having various issues. I need some guidance to determine the cause of the following: - freezing during windows 10 logo upon startup - random freezing while in windows (playing games but also when just web browsing) - upon restarting after a freeze, my monitor light blinks and...
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    How much is Strix 950 is worth after using it for 5 months

    I'm thinking of buying 1050 Ti I need to know how much is Strix 950 woth after a couple of months using?
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    Desktop PC w/ Graphics Upgrade

    Looking for an oldish desktop with quad core CPU and 8gb RAM to add a decent graphics card to (considering a Radeon 7970) and replace the PSU. Everything in my price range (under $280 AUD) is small form factor (dell optiplex 990s etc.) and I doubt I could fit in any GPU worth my while. Any...
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    HELP please. im getting BSOD's and im not sure whats wrong.

    Hey guys, ive been getting some Blue screens lately and im not quite sure what is causing them. they have mostly been ntoskrnl.exe ones. the latest one that i got today was a klpd.sys one. here are the errors that have been thrown. 091516-16972-01.dmp 9/15/2016 9:41:30 PM...
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    Monitor works only for second, beeps and turns off

    Hello, My monitor lg flatron w2246 works only for a second and beeps and i've tested my pc with my old monitor which works perfectly fine so its has nothing to do with PC. I actually think it has something to do with capacitors so i think it might be capacitors... any suggestion guys ?
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    Will the Gtx 960 Fit in my Motherboard ?

    Asus B85M-G Motherboard and i currently have a Gtx 750Ti running Pci Express. but i don't know if the Gtx 960 will be able to ?
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    First Time RAID 1 Set Up

    Hi everyone, my main storage drive is about to die, clicking noises etc. I've backed up the important data and will buy 2 new drives to configure in RAID 1. Is it as simple as plugging in 2 new drives, going into the bios and assigning the drives to RAID 1? Motherboard: AsRock FM2A85X Thanks, P.
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    Should I upgrade my fx 6300 or my motherboard?

    I have an ASRock N68-VGS3 FX motherboard and a fx 6300 AMD, i'm worried about not getting good fps in some games like battlefield 4. I cant overclock my cpu with this motherboard (it doesnt allow it to reach 4.1 Ghz) Should I upgrade to another motherboard or save money and get maybe an intel...
  39. mike98boom

    stucks to 0% at the expanding windows files for 2 hours

    I have a hp laptop and i format it at the past 2-3 times today i am trying to format it and it stucks to 0% at the expanding windows files for 2 hours and i tried to restart the pc and all this things what should i do thank's!!!
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    Bad Sectors on HDD

    Hi all, I had the 100% disk usage and extremely slow read/write speeds problem. I think I've sorted it now, but decided to run HD tune to see what state my HDD is in. The test came up with 5.1% damaged blocks (out of 955Gb) Is it time to get a new HDD or is there a way of repairing damaged...