Sound card recommendation?

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I've recently bought a set of Logitech Z-2300 2.1 speakers for my pc
and was wondering whether it would be worth upgrading my sound card to
improve sound quality even further. My current sound card is a Creative
Soundblaster Audigy (not sure of an exact model name though). Would
upgrading to a card less than £60 produce a noticeable improvement?


Re: Sound card recommendation?

The relatively new Creative X-Fi sound card has ten times as many
transistors as your Audigy and sounds far better.  More life-like and
accurate tonally.

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DaveW

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I've recently bought a set of Logitech Z-2300 2.1 speakers for my pc
and was wondering whether it would be worth upgrading my sound card to
improve sound quality even further. My current sound card is a Creative
Soundblaster Audigy (not sure of an exact model name though). Would
upgrading to a card less than 60 produce a noticeable improvement?



Re: Sound card recommendation?

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 15:53:55 -0800, "DaveW"

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Transistors aren't there for life-like or accurate, they're
for digital mutilation and games processing purposes.

Re: Sound card recommendation?


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... agreed - I can do lifelike and accurate in <30 transistors!



Re: Sound card recommendation?

On 12 Jan 2007 12:21:41 -0800, marsden_phil@hotmail.com
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You won't like my answer, but, the next improvement would be
to replace those speakers.  Your current sound card plus
reasonably good bookshelf speakers will sound better than
those speakers and the best sound card.  Tiny computer
satellite speakers may be trendy but they can't compete in
actual sound quality, they lose too much lower midrange
clarity.

That doesn't necessarily mean everyone likes their system to
sound the same though, it could randomly happen that this
sound signature is exactly what you were looking for and if
so, I'd think the Audigy is good enough that a replacement
would have minimal further benefit.

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