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My friend has a Scarlett 4i4; will there be a big difference in audio quality compared to using that, versus something like a Topping DX3 Pro?

lukeman3000

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I recommended a DX3 Pro to my friend who wants to step up from mobo audio, but he said he already has a 4i4. This can function essentially the same as the DX3 pro with regards to being an external sound card, right? Would there be a substantial difference in quality of music or gaming between the two?
 

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Would there be a substantial difference in quality of music or gaming between the two?
For day-to-day use it would be very hard, verging on impossible to tell a difference, unless you have very demanding headphones and it can't power them properly.
 

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Is it's anything like the 2i2 or Solo, I'd be considering something else possibly... link;

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I recommended a DX3 Pro to my friend who wants to step up from mobo audio, but he said he already has a 4i4. This can function essentially the same as the DX3 pro with regards to being an external sound card, right? Would there be a substantial difference in quality of music or gaming between the two?
No.

95dB SINAD to speakers out and 300ohm headphones is more than plenty and not audible (sure if you have 30ohm headphones have a closer look).
 
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