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Best Audio Quality Setup: Explained!

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Daniyal Mujtaba (2 days ago)
oh too early to be here.. 2018
Killa Bee (2 days ago)
Got that right brotha.
erzascralet48 (2 days ago)
Bring back the Honey Nut Cherrios in your 2018 videos. U WON't!
Hoseine Wu Yue Pak (7 days ago)
Christian Hogue (9 days ago)
If you already have a good soundcard, then you probably don't need a DAC. I would consider investing in a good headphone amp instead.
Cuerex (3 days ago)
or a better headphone first
Rtrooper W (11 days ago)
Thx, nice video!
Doyel Ricaforte (12 days ago)
Carlos Espinoza (20 days ago)
Digital to Audio converter is more accurate in this case. Since converts the digital file into Audio. As humans, we perceive the world in analog. Everything we see and hear is a continuous transmission of information to our senses. This continuous stream is what defines analog data. Digital information, on the other hand, estimates analog data using only ones and zeros. And since he is talking about audio this term is more accurate in this case.
UndeadCrackah (21 days ago)
FiiO E10K best DAC/Amp combo under 100
Saabrito (24 days ago)
Dacs are still too expensive for me
Strychnine Animasola (26 days ago)
Everybody says who still watch on year 2017... I'm watching this year 2018!
Pragyan Bezbaruah (29 days ago)
Anyone noticed the Android at the back moving in every jumpcuts? And it came at the front by the end of the video 😂
Marsh Royden (1 month ago)
Am i the only one watching this in 2018?
Alex TheGreat (1 month ago)
Im here
David Xu (1 month ago)
thumbs up if you're watching in 2018
Just Pasha (1 month ago)
whos watching this in 2018???
Carlo Leon (1 month ago)
Can you set a 2.1 speakers with a DAC?
Tom (1 month ago)
How are you going to mention DACs but not amps? Amps make a MUCH bigger difference than DACs do in my opinion. With hi-fidelity headphones, a tube amp compared to a solid state can make a huge difference in sound. Even comparing solid states against solid states, the pure separation some higher end amps are able to deliver (especially though a balanced cable) is astonishing.
LoveTech (1 month ago)
Still watching in 2018. ;-)
SeductionByKamal (1 month ago)
Earl Simmons (1 month ago)
Just watched this after I ate honey nut Cheerios 😭😭 this vid is super old
Karim (2 months ago)
Husam Al-shehadat (2 months ago)
2018 ^_^
Nikhil S Joseph (2 months ago)
2018 anyone?
Mr Fish Sticks (2 months ago)
his voice has changed alot! whos here in 2018!
Gord Thor (2 months ago)
The best audio quality set up MUST start with a discrete analog pre-amp/amplifier, or you can hardly call it good, let alone best. For instance a higher end used (legacy) receiver will sound much better with DTS than true HD on a new cheap mass market receiver (even $2000 is too cheap for manufacturers to afford a real amp section with all the other gadgets they must add today). More is not better when it comes to sound quality and all added "digital" components only degrade the sound (our speakers, ears, amplifiers, reality.... are all analog, so the only advantage of digital when it comes to audio is in storage of media. The sooner the media is converted (and the better quality of conversion) to analog the better. You mentioned the importance of a higher quality DAC, but even the best DAC won't do much to improve a crappy amp (all mass market, currant limited receivers today). Obviously everyone has a budget and can't afford a $3000-$5000 dollar receiver, but used high end legacy (no HDMI) receivers are as cheap as the lowest priced HDMI receivers now. For the massive improvement in sound quality, it is hardly an inconvenience to have to switch two sources (TV and receiver), rather than just one (receiver). It is best to run the HDMI video signal directly to your TV anyhow, to avoid any degradation in signal.
Mak (2 months ago)
Can you use the Astro Mixamp pro? I have one from years ago on console.
muhammad hamiz (2 months ago)
DFRAMe 4991 (2 months ago)
An un-skippable one minute commercial on a three minute video. Youtube has now fully transformed into network television.
Dr T J Techie (2 months ago)
Whose still watching it in 2018? As Youtube made me watch it, but well I like it
Andilesun (2 months ago)
Man mkbhd is good
Syed Rizvi (2 months ago)
Can this be a good option for gaming on xbox one R6 siege for listening and talking
soo...I hooked up my pc via 3.5mm to chinche cable to my reveiver, which then leads to my speakerss..is that the same as the digital audio converter you were speaking of?
William G. Medina (3 months ago)
Man you just went straight to the point. Thank you! :D
Brian Rhen (3 months ago)
Like you to do a updated video on current tech. like this.
Buddy Flankwood (3 months ago)
those beautiful fingernails
Pngas Fwb (3 months ago)
Absolutely you don't know what you talking about.
Yusuph Wickama (3 months ago)
Who's here in 2018?
Jett A Angeles (3 months ago)
I thought DACs meant Digital to Analog Converter?
Zairon (2 months ago)
It is.
Kinji (3 months ago)
This guys so smart!!! Thank you!!
Jack Obrien (3 months ago)
So refreshing to find youtube videos that are short, to the point and informative. Thanks for the upload.
Anthony cruz (3 months ago)
Thanks dude
Admin-i strator (3 months ago)
He he he... a Digital Audio Converter eh?
bobans (3 months ago)
Woow! You are so young here!
THE GAME (3 months ago)
2018 👍🔥
Zymon Ramirez (3 months ago)
It's 2018
Blobbejaan Blob (3 months ago)
danified (3 months ago)
oh god this is old
ChokeMonster (4 months ago)
Wow this video is old.. I was like wait does Marques not have a deeper voice than this?
FadedJoysticks (4 months ago)
FiiO E10K or Audioengine D1 which one provides better audio quality?
JL The Hand (4 months ago)
Bro you're the best... Thank you for helping me out!
TrickstaPlays (4 months ago)
The MKB"HD" Days
shane stirling (4 months ago)
Holy shit its baby marques
Adrian Drewlow (4 months ago)
I thought he said they were cheap!!!!! $170 dollars isnt cheap, how much money does he have to consider this cheap, WTF!!!
Schnitzeldroid (4 months ago)
damn, it's weird watching young Marques :D
sid siddu (4 months ago)
Who else watches this video in 2018
Ehsan Wedee (4 months ago)
Watching this in 2018....make a 2018 bookshelf speaker...I am looking for decent speakers
LegendaryVegeta (4 months ago)
ok so wtf is the thick THICC cord on the back of the d1 and how tf can you use that on your phone (i think its the same as the fiio 10k
Manikandan Nadar (4 months ago)
+mkbhd - can you do similar today for smart phones?
Peter Maguire (4 months ago)
Would love to see an update on this front!
Cloud Music (4 months ago)
Mystery Guy (4 months ago)
Watching in 2018🤗
Basil Sunny (4 months ago)
Who else is watching this in 2018.
Chad Simeon (4 months ago)
WOAH didnt even recognize you there man, been a good 6 years
jort switijnk (4 months ago)
is a DAC the same as a audio interface?
Jimmy James (4 months ago)
good for me, my PC Acer never sounded better..
Jimmy James (5 months ago)
Let you know, 109. Can on Amazon, .......will get today...
EZVern (5 months ago)
Your commercials are 30 sec, way to long!
boyinthemirror (5 months ago)
quick, pithy, sublime - everything you need neatly tied up in a small package just like this comment
EDMUNDO MORALES (5 months ago)
ok but what speakers do you recommend
cook (5 months ago)
who is here in 2018? xD
Zia Ul Fikry (5 months ago)
So young
Gurtej Singh (5 months ago)
Who gave a thumbs up for le ninja?
SKBeon (5 months ago)
2018 Squad !
Jose F. Hernandez (5 months ago)
Lol! All those 2017 Comments... Step up your game! Thumbs up if your watching in 2018!!
Dawson A. Oliver (5 months ago)
Thank you for this video! Happy listening :)
The_Dissident (5 months ago)
this was published on my friends b day!
ketaminiac (5 months ago)
i'm having trouble with static noise while listening to music through my new headphones. i never had this problem with my previous headset, but it was usb connected while this one is mini jack. would getting an external DAC solve this static issue?
James Allen (6 months ago)
Digital to Analog Converter. Crap.
Liam Fox (6 months ago)
What is this
angery doggo (6 months ago)
Look at this dood
Cairdeas Films (6 months ago)
Anyone notice how his voice is like wayyyy deeper now, opposed to this video and this era of MKBHD
Tech Prady (6 months ago)
FUTURE (6 months ago)
wrong year
Matthew Turner (6 months ago)
If I plugged a chromecast into Cambridge Topaz SR20 which DAC would be used? The one in the chromecast or the one in the SR20?
Die Now Please (6 months ago)
Android figure is possessed by satan.
Ian Kelley (6 months ago)
looking to get an external amp along with the d1 dac/amp ive had for a little while to get more power into my headphones. Ive got a pair of senns and a pair of beyerdynamics. Opinions on whether or not its necessary and if so, what amp to look at
Aidan Greenfield (6 months ago)
Woah, old Marques
Sakib Ahsan (6 months ago)
wow! you used to be versatile, man!!!
Nikolas Karalis (6 months ago)
Hello,I have an ASUS XONAR DX sound cart and I use 2 ways for listening .The first one is using the SPDFI port for my amplifier (optical connection ) and the second one is a coaxial connection (not using the soundcard in this way) . I notice, that the sound quality with the soundcard (optical connection) is by far better..Really fantastic quality...BUT.. When I listen from Spotify Premium (better sound quality..they say) in some classical songs (with piano) I hear a tricky sound like deformations.When I turn it to coaxial connection the deformations disappear. I hope to understand my problem..Why this happens ??
Oleg Perchyk (7 months ago)
MKBHD come a long way since 2012. Keep at it bro!
Alex Brumbaugh (7 months ago)
Well let me ask you this I have a home theater system a Samsung it's got HDMI ports and Optical ports now let's just say for playing video games for the Xbox One X PlayStation 4 Pro what is the better sound HDMI or Optical?? Thanks
A B (7 months ago)
yup, digital to analog. human ear hears analog
عدنان باشيخ (7 months ago)
Do one about ps4. How to get the best audio quality
Jacob K (7 months ago)
Bro. Wow. Just. Wow. So cool
ArtisChronicles (7 months ago)
I never forgot about audio, I just decided to deal with it later. now I'm having trouble getting a mic working well. some weird stuff with with Windows. basically it records too quietly.
Benjamin Ocean (7 months ago)
With Headphones like the Sennheiser HD 800S, i was wondering if i should get a DAC like the Hugo 2 or TT, or an amp or both? Im not sure of what i actually need to get the best sound possible out of my headphones. If you could clarify this i would be grateful. Thanks.
MODERN FLEX (7 months ago)
this makes sense now. i bought a pair of AKG K702 and wondered why they sounded sub-par, may pick up a dac
jeff chanon (7 months ago)
plain and simple, thank you. And, your mic sounds great.
Ben Roys (7 months ago)
I wish u did more of these more recently
Nabeel Khan (7 months ago)
any dac accessory which can be used with galaxy s8 ?
Sandana _1124 (7 months ago)
Who's watching this video in 2017 ?? 😂😂😂

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