Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by fixthe fernback, Dec 9, 2006.
The onboard sound sucks
Wouldn't you want an express card for that?
whats an express card?
Are you familiar with the macbook pro?
No, because I'm getting an eSata II Express card for my external hard drive. I doubt there is an express sound card available for a Mactel anyways if there's no USB or Firewire
tuaw blogged this a week or so ago, i really dont have a use for it but it might be what you are looking for.
I was thinking that, but it's not a true 5.1 solution. I found it for only $40 shipped too, I'm really cconsidering it.
5.1 for what? headphones or home? dont the macs have optical out?
What sucks about the onboard sound? Poor performance? Not enough features?
My speakers don't accept optical.
I don't like the sound card because it's only 2 stereo analog output, and the sound quality is terrible compared to the X-Fi I had in my old desktop.
strange. my pb has great sound.
personally im a 2ch buff. even in my home cinema i use 2ch
that xfi site cracks me up though.. things like '24bit crystalizers' and the audio 'experience' chart. but hey im old school and things like digital reverbs and expanders give me headaches.
Ok, valid. But it is a notebook There aren't too many notebooks out there with more than 2ch. Dell has a 5.1 notebook and a 7.1 notebook though, funny enough.
I disagree. I've never been a huge fan of Creative's soundcards. Iffy drivers, lots of marketing hype, and good, but not outstanding performance. I believe the codecs in the Apple notebooks are very good considering they are on the motherboard itself. I would imagine they would be in the 95dB S/N + THD+N range. Most computer speakers' amplifiers are in the 70dB range.
Where is the optical output on my macbook pro? I've got a headphone jack, and one next to it, which I thought was mic
Well shit, I'm going to use optical now, the HTIB that I've got setup in my room has optical I think, sweet.
optical out comes out of your headphone jack
you need something like that
You need a TOSlink cable with an adapter to mini TOSlink, or the other way around.
Thanks a ton, next time I make it out to Sommerset I'll make sure to get that Cable.