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  1. R

    What Nearfield Speakers for Desktop setup €450 budget?

    Hey there, I'm considering getting some nearfield speakers for my desktop setup (placed on the desk) in a small room (3m x 3m). I'm looking for a good fun all-rounder for multimedia—music, games, and movies. I'm leaning towards active speakers and aiming to stay around €450 without a subwoofer...
  2. R

    Cheap, Low Latency ADC

    Hi, I'm looking to record my bass/guitar- I have a Topping E50 that I'm very happy with currently and am looking for a portable and cheap ADC that is of decent quality. Not necessarily measurement quality- just one channel or two channels that are cheaper than and on par with most...
  3. Rick Sykora

    Budget Directiva Project

    Ever since Directiva r1 specified the pricey Purifi woofer, there have been requests for a lower cost version. I have been shopping less expensive woofers and am prepping to evaluate them. The initial evaluation will continue with the Seas DXT tweeter but may consider others as it has become...
  4. C

    Which speaker is the best one?

    I have been researching a lot recently, but I am still a bit confused about which speaker to choose. I have 3 speakers I have been looking at: 1. Kef R3 Meta 2. Ascend Acoustics Sierra-LX. 3. Neumann KH 150 I am wondering which speaker is the best one for me or if there are some better...
  5. J

    IEM - 2 pin dilemma: SE or balanced too?

    Hi everybody! :) My name's John, I'm from Italy and I've just landed here on ASR. TL : DR Are Moondrop Chu II, Linsoul 7Hz x Crinacle Zero:2 or TRUTHEAR x Crinacle ZeroRed natively balanced? Or are them just SE with 4,4 cable capability? Verbose version Starting to go deeper into the...
  6. C

    Best speakers on a budget?

    I made another post before but a lot of the speakers recommended were not loud enough for listening to music around 3 meters away from the speakers. According to the manufacturers. Hey, I have some pretty good headphones and iems but the only speaker I own is an Ultimate ears hyperboom whose...
  7. C

    Looking for my first pair of good speakers

    Hey, I have some pretty good headphones and iems but the only speaker i own is an Ultimate ears hyperboom which battery dosent even last that long. So i wanna finally buy some good sounding speakers. Info: I live in a pretty small apartment around 40m2. And my couch is around 3-5 meters from my...
  8. G

    Need help choosing passive speakers for my first setup!

    Hi all, currently putting together a turntable setup for a small room, about 10ft by 10ft. Ideally I would like this setup to be able to school for when I move out of my current space and will relocate this setup into a larger living room. I listen to really, all types of music and I'd like to...
  9. K

    Looking for a budget receiver, possibly with arc - any recommendations?

    Hello I'm looking to buy a new receiver for music listening, gaming (ps5) and watching tv. The music listening experience is surely this most important aspect of the planned use. My budget is around 750 €/585 £. The thing must "work" with an LG C3 tv and Dali Blue 6006 Loudspeakers...
  10. R

    Set-Up around Eversolo DMP-A6

    Hi all, I’m a newbie who has read through the forums here the last couple days to step up from a Denon M40 to a proper HiFi setup. I mainly stream classical music. I’d also use the speakers for our TV. The room is fairly small (3x4m) but with high ceilings and open to an adjacent larger room...
  11. x3onmusic

    Interface better than MiniFuse 1? (under 200$) to use with DT770 Pro 250 ohms

    Was thinking about the Audient ID4 MKII but seeing the thread here about it's quality, just want to pass. I'm currently using my Beyerdynamics with the MiniFuse 1. But want to upgrade [update] I'm not that happy with the sound quality on the headphone output. As my LG-V30 literally sounds a lot...
  12. E

    2.1 System with deep subwoofer for 500 - 700 USD

    Hello masters of the audio and ear candy, this is my first post in this forum so please bear with me. I'm having trouble finding a good 2 studio monitor + 1 subwoofer combo for my budget, because there's simply too many choices and possibilities and frankly my knowledge about soundsystems is...
  13. Soria Moria

    FiiO FT3. The most overlooked headphone?

    A few days ago I came across the headphone FiiO FT3. I had never heard about it and apparently it released only a few months. I was shocked when I found a measurement of it and saw that it actually measures pretty great. How and why have I not seen more discussion of this headphone here?! Yes...
  14. A

    Budget amp for dbr62 with remote control

    Hi, my new Elac dbr62 has just arrived. First thing first, wow I really like these speakers, I'm using an old technics ca-1080 (60w at 6ohm) as amp and for my "newbie hear" it sounds great at normal volume. The only issue is that this amp has some problem with the preamp section (and I cannot...
  15. A

    Bookshelf speaker passive at 300€

    Hi, I’ve got an old amplifier from my dad (technics ca-1080). I want to buy a new pair of speakers without spending more than 300/400€. I’m going to use them in a room of 25sqm with a wooden ceiling, and I need to put them really close to a wall. I’d really love a speaker with a great bass...
  16. Talisman

    What is the cheapest system (less than 500 euros/dollars) that surprised you with its sound quality?

    Unfortunately, in the audio world the prices of really good equipment are often very high, and we all enthusiasts tend to update our systems with better and more expensive components over time. But is there a really cheap system (less than 500 euros between amplifier and speakers) that surprised...
  17. M

    Best budget DAC/amp Dongle?

    Hello everyone. I am new here. I want to eliminate static noise when using IEMs with my PC, so I just wanted to ask if there are any budget dongle DAC amps that have equal or better performance than the Apple USB-C dongle. You see, my old motherboard, which has the Realtek ALC887, does not have...
  18. T

    2.0 options - TV/music in small room - <$500 CAD

    Hi everyone, I want to create an audio setup for TV/Movies in my living room. The speakers are 6ft away from the couch and will be directly in front of a wall. For music listening, I need the sound to reach 10ft behind the speakers (dining room). I have a budget of $500 CAD. Source: Movies/TV...
  19. V

    Help needed on Budget Compact Speakers

    Hey there, I'm currently looking to get a pair of active speakers for my desktop setup. I'm testing out the Edifier MR4 right now, and while they are pretty good, I can't fit them in my setup. I'm looking for a pair that are at most 4.5 inches in width. Speakers the size of stuff like the...
  20. 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...
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