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$800 Budget, Best Monitor / DAC or Audio Interface Setup Audio Interfaces
Old 28th September 2013
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$800 Budget, Best Monitor / DAC or Audio Interface Setup

Hello everyone.

- Have a budget of about $800 approximately.
- Listen to primarily electronic music.
- Looking for most accurate / quality sound setup that could be achieved with my budget.

Would be using the speakers to play music primarily through: my laptop and iPod.

Wondering if it would be better quality wise to just get 2 more expensive monitor speakers, and directly hook into the 3.5mm jacks with self amplified monitors.

It seems using a DAC or audio interface might yield better results though. Which would be more appropriate for me and why?

For speakers was considering the Yamaha HS80M's
HS80M - HS Series - Yamaha - Canada

If an audio interface, perhaps the Komplete Audio 6
Komplete : Audio Interfaces : Komplete Audio 6 | Products

Thoughts? Thanks for any feedback in advance.
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