Soundcard Question

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  1. dimo

    dimo New Member

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    Ok so i recently upgraded to a set of Logitech 5400 speakers (5.1 DTS etc..) which im runing using on-board sound (coax connection to Realtek audio in a Asus a8n card).

    So my question is, am i going to notice a big difference if i buy a dedicated soundcard like XtremeMusic? Mainly for things like mp3's and divx movies.
     
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    My experience is that while on-board 5.1 audio works just as well, you will get a noticable (sp?) difference with a dedicated sound card.

    Let's put it this way, I'm itching to get my hands on an X-Fi.
     
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    I would say if you have an accute set of ears, you might notice a "good enough" different. I'd like to go back to having a dedicated sound card, but for most everyday uses, the onboard one will do, especially if it's a quality sound chip. I wouldn't worry too much, but being an audiophile makes you crave for the best :big grin:
     
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    yeah im leaning towards just sticking with the on-board and maybe spending the money elsewhere like some ram.
     
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    Personally, I'm really picky about audio quality, and so I ended up going with an X-Fi over the onboard audio. I noticed quite a difference between the two. I went with the full-on X-Fi Elite Pro, but the xtremeMusic is a great card for the price.
     

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