Soundblaster Live! or Soundblaster Audigy or Santa Cruz

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  1. terminator1010

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    I can get all for around the same price. Wich one is better? It will be used mostly for music and games. I alread bought a 5.1 Cambridge Soundworks speakers with external Dolby Digital Decoder, so I need digital output. Which is better?
     
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    i hear Santa Cruz is the best :)
     
  3. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    Turtle Beach hands down
     
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    Why do you think the Turtle beach is the best?
     
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    Most people like the Turtle Beach because it has much more efficient driver package. Its like 20mb instead of 250mb that Sound Blaster uses, and its much more compatible than SB cards seem to be. It also has an EQ and apparently has better sound quality for music.
     
  7. 04

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    what kind of speaker setup will you be using? Do you like that EAX crap? Analog or digital outputs? Will you be plugging headphones directly into the sound card?
     
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    I have Cambridge soundworks DT2500 5.1 speakers with the external dolby digital decoder. It can take digital in and analog in. I guess I would be using EAX for games and stuff if they supported it. Probably wont be using headphones.
     
  9. 04

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    Well, I personally would use the digital interface then. Does it have digital coaxial or optical digital inputs or both?

    If your using the digital interface, quite frankly all you need is a soundcard that can pass a digital signal....
     
  10. dm33186

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    turtle beach hands down

    just got it the other day, huge imporvement over my old sb live and its about the same price as an audigy. 20 meg drivers are nice also, and you wont see built in EQ on a sb card.

    The versa jack is so freaking nice too, its a software controlled port on the card that changes between digital out or analog in or analog out
     
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    The speakers have a coaxial digital input.
     

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