1. E

    Help unknown DAC brand

    Hi everybody, this is my first post. Im looking for a budget DAC with plans to modify it (rolling opamps and capacitors). I found this on Aliexpress, I never hear about this brand (Rod Rain Audio) but It has nice specs. Any one on this forum has notice about it...
  2. Thunder

    Best budget studio monitors?

    Budget $200 for each Some examples: KRK Rokit RP5 G4 Yamaha HS 5 Adam T5V
  3. composer

    What about hardware EQ nowadays?

    Dear friends I was looking for an hardware EQ but, unlike in the past, it is very hard to find new ones: the making of hardware eq's for "home" listening (not for studio purposes, of course) has dropped during the years. Now everything is handled by the computer and its software. But what if...
  4. Thunder

    Would the KRK Rokit RP5 G4 + Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen be a good combination for a budget entertainment setup?

    I want to upgrade to studio monitors for my gaming setup, I play games, watch movies, listen to music and I'd like the best audio quality possible for my budget (500€), although I don't have a limited/specific budget, it's an objective for me and I could save money if it'd be worth it to get...
  5. Matias

    Moondrop Chu

    New Moondrop Chu IEM has excellent tonality, metal body and costs only 20 usd (or 22 usd with mic, as I bought). Crin rated it very highly.
  6. WickedInsignia

    The best headphone for EQ

    Here at ASR we're pretty EQ-crazy. That's perfectly valid, since EQ is just another link on the chain to make music sound more natural and enjoyable. So what is the best "EQ-ready" headphone? If we consider some notes Oratory1990 has made on this topic (excerpt from this comment), we gain an...
  7. Z

    Studio Monitors Upgrade Suggestion/Advice

    Dear ASR Members, This is my first time posting in the forums so a bit nervous. I have a small room (12x11x10) and want to get a decent pair or 2.1 system studio monitors for it. I have been using the Rokit 6 G3s for 7 years now and feel like it’s time for an upgrade. I have treated the room...
  8. gamersensual14

    [Help!] Best studio monitors for recording, mixing and mastering?

    Hi everyone! :) I just discovered this forum and it seems to be lot of knowledgeable people here! I'm Adrian and I would like to get a pair of monitors that can do basically everything related to music creation, from beginning to end, that means: composing, producing, recording, mixing and...
  9. T

    Another budget Amp recommendation for Dali Spektor 1

    Hello everyone, Planning to buy my first sets of speakers and need some help with it. Following are the details which might be helpful for you - My room - 2.6 m X 3.5 m. It's used as Living + Study + Bedroom Windows - 1.7 m X 1.8 m high Curtains on two adjacent walls (curtains supposed to...
  10. T

    Could I use a a budget bookshelf speaker as an Audio Monitor?

    Hi all, I've been a budget audiophile for a while, my 2i2(Gen 1) and HD58x's have continued to server me well without breaking the bank. However, I'm in need of a pair of speakers to monitor my audio and, unlike with my gaming and music preferences, I don't know what denotes a good reference...
  11. dodecahedron

    Spend more on Amp or DAC?

    I'm currently looking for an amplifier and DAC for the hd800s. It is my first experience going from "mid-fi" to the "hi-fi" world :) and I'm wondering if it is best to spend slightly more of my budget on the amp or the DAC. Since I need an amp with remote control support (which limits my...
  12. D

    Tannoy Reveal 502 - some concerns?

    Hey all, I've been looking at getting some studio reference monitors for a while now but soon I'll actually have the space for a pair for mixing my music. I was considering the Adam T5V's, but they're simply too expensive for me at £288 for a pair (I'm soon to be 6 figures in debt with a...
  13. Y

    DT990 250ohm or 600ohm + DAC

    Hello, I am planning to buy a pair of headphones + DAC (+AMP in one package or separately). I like V type sound signature for music (fast and punchy, not lazy, meaty bass and good highs that don't pierce ears though) and I play CS:GO a lot so good positioning is important. My choice narrowed...
  14. sweetchaos

    List of Budget Bookshelf Speakers

    -=List of Active Bookshelf Speakers=- https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSFoZtSbTY9pVKp_jmjO7kClyvd4Wgd7iSPT_sc2VQ-B2UI3r9Y0uI8NuC3NLfFDhsRnpUBVSJbzbyt/pub -=List of Passive Bookshelf Speakers=-...
  15. M

    Budget Amplifier to pair with Mb42x

    I just bough a pair of micca Mb42x to use at my desk and play music in that room, It was caught small about 12 x 6 and my only plans of expansion would be to porbably get a Sub next year. I was going to buy a lepai 2020 but i have seen many reviews trashing it. Would this be suitable...
  16. E

    Best Sounds for $400-$600 budget DAC/AMP

    Looking for recommendations on a $400-600 budget on a DAC/AMP combo or separate (but within the budget total). I'm running the HD6XX headphones, XLR. Located in ON, Canada. I've been looking at the Monolith 788 for the past few months now and it has great reviews, and finally is back in stock...
  17. ozz

    Comfortable balanced daily IEM recommendation, gift

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a comfy daily IEM for a friend as a gift, I thought of the Tin T3, have not tried it but only heard good things about it so far. It's gonna be used with an Iphone 6 so I need something that can be driven by that phone. Comfort is probably the most important thing and...
  18. J

    Budget DAC that's worthwile

    Hello! I've been scouring the web but have gotten so many conflicting suggestions with regard to the "budget dac" query. I think my context might help with an answer if y'all might could throw out some suggestions! So, I've got a t430 Thinkpad with Windows on it and the auxiliary port...
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