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    I'm using silverstone's EB01, and the sound quality is awesome. The only problem is you can't input through another sound card and output through the DAC... So no XM radio! It really sucks and I'm trying to find a solution.

    There's a program called Virtual Audio Cable that may be able to solve this problem, but I haven't had the time to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    why do you think the iPod has become so popular? Why do you think there are companies making millions off of selling mp3s that are much less than CD quality?

    it's because people don't know the difference and don't care to.

    Try and find a music store online, where you can download music files in HIGH quality.

    There was 1 that I was aware of, and even then, it wasn't 'HIGH' quality by many standards...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    why do you think the iPod has become so popular? Why do you think there are companies making millions off of selling mp3s that are much less than CD quality?

    it's because people don't know the difference and don't care to.

    Try and find a music store online, where you can download music files in HIGH quality.

    There was 1 that I was aware of, and even then, it wasn't 'HIGH' quality by many standards...
    Yeah yeah... I'm very aware of the latest trends. I dont think its a fact that most dont know the difference, its probably 90% that they dont care. Most are still downloading illegally, and the others are following the leader to ITunes.

    I download mine from a Russian site that has high bitrate albums. You can chose the compression level of your download.
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    XxandXx let us know how that works out for you. I was weighing my options (same boat as you w/ XM).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post

    From the Stereophile Forums talking about jitter and USB DACs as well as USB two way communications for error correction. VERY good read.

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    oh works for me now, something must have been up with the server
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    I'm very interested in trying a DAC.
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/
    A friend has one of these that he's going to let me borrow for testing. I want to see how this holds up against my sound card first and then if I can find a silverstone locally (to return without shipping) compare those. The price of the imic makes it look much more appealing. Any thoughts?
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