Soundblaster Audigy or Onboard Audio?

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  1. BwanaKuu

    BwanaKuu New Member

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    I have an original Creative Soundblaster Audigy sound card and Onboard Realtek audio in my current desktop. I have a set of Bose headphones which I really like, but I'm wondering what my best setup would be?

    The Realtek audio is:
    Realtek ALC885 High Definition audio CODEC
    8-channel audio output
    DAC SNR/ADC SNR of 106dB/101dB
    Full-rate lossless content protection technology
    Optical S/PDIF-out and coaxial RCA S/PDIF-out interfaces

    I've tried out both and they seem to sound the same to me. I use my computer for everything: music, movies, games.

    What would be the best setup with my current hardware?
     
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    Audigy I would think would be better, has it's own dedicated audio processor instead of putting that extra load on the CPU.
     
  3. BwanaKuu

    BwanaKuu New Member

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    Updated my drivers on my audigy and the sound did improve, but I'm having noise in my headphones now. Really annoying. I do have my desktop right next to my LCD, could this be causing it?
     

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