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Old 21st April 2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Audioengine D3 any good?

I'm thinking about getting a D3 and A5+ combo for my laptop, is this a good combo?

I have a pair or Audio Technica AD700's that I would use with the amp aswell
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Old 21st April 2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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I'm sure the D3 is going to be far better than a built in/onboard solution, but unless you are restricted by having to have a portable DAC, you will get much better bang-for-buck external DACs.

As for the A5+, they are a VERY big speaker, and probably overkill if they are just for your laptop in a small room. I had a pair and they made my 30" monitor look tiny.

If you have money to burn, I would get a decent DAC to keep with a pair of speakers at home, and then buy the D3 for when you take you laptop out of the house
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I'm sure the D3 is going to be far better than a built in/onboard solution, but unless you are restricted by having to have a portable DAC, you will get much better bang-for-buck external DACs.

As for the A5+, they are a VERY big speaker, and probably overkill if they are just for your laptop in a small room. I had a pair and they made my 30" monitor look tiny.

If you have money to burn, I would get a decent DAC to keep with a pair of speakers at home, and then buy the D3 for when you take you laptop out of the house
Like an Audioengine D1 desktop DAC?
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