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 08/28/2006 07:13 PM
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Zozio
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I'm thinking of grabbing a soundcard before I leave the states as I'm still using onboard. How big of a difference would there be if I got an audigy? How big of a difference is there between an audigy and an audigy 4?

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 08/28/2006 07:52 PM
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I'm still using onboard, so I don't know squat about sound cards, but if you're looking at Creative, check out the ebay Creative Labs Factory Store. They have great deals at times.

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 08/28/2006 10:01 PM
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I was using onboard with my MSI K8N Neo2 Plat and strapped my old SB Live 5.1 in it and it made a huge difference, everything was so much clearer, only problem I had was hooking my surround sound up to my PC was easier with onboad because it had Optical Audio out.

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 08/28/2006 10:29 PM
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I think I'm just going to go for the Audigy. Out of curiosity what speakers do you have?

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 08/28/2006 10:38 PM
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how much do you want to spend?

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my speakers suck, Creative 4.1 that I use as 2.1 haha, its my sennheiser headphones that I could really tell the sound quality difference.

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 08/28/2006 10:57 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: sepheroth003
my speakers suck, Creative 4.1 that I use as 2.1 haha, its my sennheiser headphones that I could really tell the sound quality difference.


Ok, thanks. I got sennheisers too, hopefully this will be a good upgrade.

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 08/28/2006 11:13 PM
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my cousin just bought the sennheiser earbuds for his ipod, my god those things are amazing, they are $50 and sound as good as my big pair

what do you do with your pc anyways? any other upgrades coming soon maybe your money is better spent elsewhere

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 08/29/2006 08:02 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: TheReturnOfAZ
how much do you want to spend?


somewhere around $30 (note the audigy se) however if its worth it I'd extend my budget to $45 (audigy 4).

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my cousin just bought the sennheiser earbuds for his ipod, my god those things are amazing, they are $50 and sound as good as my big pair

what do you do with your pc anyways? any other upgrades coming soon maybe your money is better spent elsewhere


Mmm... you're right. Maybe that should be put on lower priority. I was thinking of upgrading to 1gb ram

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 08/29/2006 10:32 AM
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Turtle Beach cards are great cards...really cheap too. I'm very very satisfied with my Santa Cruz, my Rivera, and my Catalina from Turtle Beach. If I remember right, you can get a Riviera for like 30 bucks. 24-bit sound...not sure if it would compare to an Audigy se though...

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 08/29/2006 11:58 AM
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I think I'm going to wait and save my money for something else (prolly 1gb ram). I'll prolly see if i can get an audigy and the logitech X-530 for christmas . Anybody have opinions on the X-530?

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 08/29/2006 12:36 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Zozio
I think I'm going to wait and save my money for something else (prolly 1gb ram). I'll prolly see if i can get an audigy and the logitech X-530 for christmas . Anybody have opinions on the X-530?



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Im getting the x230 only because I have a badass infinity surround sound with harman kardon reciever if I want it really really loud. But I want clarity and im too lazy to setup a 5.1+ system around my computer.

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 08/30/2006 04:52 PM
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I would get an Audigy 2 ZS it makes a huge difference in games vs onboard sound and you can pick one up for around $40-$60 off ebay

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