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A/V How do you listen to music on your PC?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mister_Tad, 2 Jul 2007.

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How does music get from your sound card to your ears?

  1. 2.0 speakers - budget/midrange PC speakers

    16 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. 2.0 speakers - premium PC speakers

    7 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. 2.0 speakers - Hi-fi

    40 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. 2.0 speakers - pro/monitors

    11 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. 2.1 speakers - budget/midrange PC speakers

    36 vote(s)
    10.9%
  6. 2.1 speakers - premium PC speakers

    27 vote(s)
    8.2%
  7. 5.1 speakers - budget/midrange PC speakers

    42 vote(s)
    12.7%
  8. 5.1 speakers - premium PC speakers

    34 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. 5.1 speakers - Hi-fi/Home Cinema

    28 vote(s)
    8.5%
  10. 6/7.1 speakers - budget/midrange PC speakers

    4 vote(s)
    1.2%
  11. 6/7.1 speakers - premium PC speakers

    6 vote(s)
    1.8%
  12. 6/7.1 speakers - Hi-fi/Home cinema speakers

    6 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. Headphones - budget/midrange

    15 vote(s)
    4.5%
  14. Headphones - premium/hi-fi

    34 vote(s)
    10.3%
  15. Headphones - surround

    7 vote(s)
    2.1%
  16. Integrated monitor speakers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Integrated laptop speakers

    5 vote(s)
    1.5%
  18. Other

    9 vote(s)
    2.7%
  19. I don't listen to music on my PC

    4 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    As the title says...

    how does your music get from your pc to your ears?

    If you listen to music in more than one way, please select the way that you mainly listen, but by all means post to tell us about it.

    If you listen to music on more than one PC, then let us know!

    I mainly listen to music with an E-Mu 1212m on 2.0 Pro/Monitor speakers (tannoy reveal active), but occasionally on hi-fi headphones (Beyer DT770) after-hours on the main pc.

    On the htpc, music mainly goes through a premium PC 6.1 setup, but occasionally through a high-end Hi-fi (usually when I want to listen to a CD that's in the car, but ripped to the pc, and I cant be bothered to go to the car and get it, but typically the CD player is the source for the proper hi-fi)
     
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  2. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Magic :D
     
  3. Colossous

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    Tannoy Active Reveals !! :D
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Snap!
     
  5. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Selected 2.0 Premium PC speakers, but I also listen on a pair of Grado SR80's which I presume would fit into Headphones - HiFi
     
  6. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Sound Card (M-Audio 2496) -> (Dac soon to be here) -> Headphone Amp -> Cans
     
  7. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    RTT, what DAC are you getting? I'm also curious about your amp and cans, but mostly about the DAC.
     
  8. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Cans at the moment are my age-old, beloved pair of HD495s, the amp is a Creek OBH-21SE and i've been planning to get a moodlab (mood-lab.com) DAC for a while now. Just got to actually get around to doing it :D
     
  9. james_preedy

    james_preedy New Member

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    Well my iTunes library is aliased on my Synology CS-406 Raid 5 NAS, which plays through iTunes on my MacBook Pro via jumbo'd gigabit ... which streams wirelessly to my Airport Express which is connected to my Yamaha CRXM170 complete with some Mordaunt Short 902i connected by some MisterTad created audio cables of silliness ... :)
     
  10. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    EMU0404 -> Headbox MK2 -> Grado SR80s
     
  11. simosaurus

    simosaurus New Member

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    Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS @ 96khz/24bit -> Logitech - Z-5500
     
  12. Guest-16

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    http://mood-lab.com/img/product/dice/dicedac.jpg

    God damn I want to mod one so bad.

    $400! WTF
     
  13. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    High Fidelity for me, nothing less.
     
  14. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    A standard set of creative 5.1's without the rears attached (takes up too much room) and I have no where to put them.
    Soo.. Mid-range 2.1's I guess.
     
  15. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Cheap HD202's powered from my macbook pro at work but I do enjoy plugging up my 2.0 speakers at home when I'm feeling in the mood.
     
  16. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Active Member

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    When i'm litterally at my pc and not putting it through my AV setup I either use my Sennheiser HD 580's or Creative Gigaworks T20's. I would love to build some decent quality active speakers, Creative Gigaworks T20's are nice for pc speakers, but they are just pc speakers.
     
  17. RTT

    RTT #parp

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  18. Buzzons

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    7.1 gigaworks from creative here ... all 7 attached, but not really in the proper places -> no where to put them! :(
    Other than that, into a couple of floor standing IMP speakers via a technics amp
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    A pair of Canon SV-15a's (don't even Google --I doubt that you'll still find a picture). Originally multi-media speakers with their own individual amps clipped on the back, they are so good that studios use them as monitors --if they can still find them. They are sort of collectors items by now.
     
  20. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Which means you're obliged to post your own pic! :p

    I'm confused, you posted but didn't vote? :eyebrow:
     

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