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Interpol123
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Get the right equipment with a 200$ budget

Hello.

I've searched number of guides for providing an audiophile's-wanted-sound, and viewed some guideful tips, but eventually, I wanted to get the best opinion I could get, and I think I can claim it here.

So, I have a lot of FLACs and I want to purchase with a 200$ (250$ tops) budget:

- Good computer speakers.
- A DAC who does the job.
- Appropriate sound card (I can't determine whether I have an appropriate one or not now, I was hoping you could tell me how to. I've tried to check it with the Device Manager and all I could find out is that it's "NVIDIA High Definition Audio").

So, I don't know how the budget should be spent - 50% on the Speakers and 50% on the DAC? Or someway else?
Which good speakers can I buy with this budget? I thought about JBL but I guess you're familiar with better ones.

Thank you

Ran

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shoo fly...
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Yes and don't sweat the sound

Yes and don't sweat the sound card as your computer undoubtedly already has a USB output.

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So

So basically you're saying to purchase the DragonFly USB DAC? What's the difference between this and other products out there?

And I'm not familiar with Dayton, is it good? 70$ for 2 speakers and a amp sounds great, but also sound cheapy.

Does my soundcard is appropriate enough? Or should I upgrade it?

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Tell your friends they are Bose
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Dragonfly doesn't work with Windows Vista

The only operating system that isn't compatible with the Dragonfly and MSFT has known about this for years and refuses to do anything about it.

Betcha can't guess what my operating system is? lol

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