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Do you think a sound card makes a difference with these speakers?

I have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro and the sound card that came with my big bang x-power board. Which of these do you guys think is better?
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No bc those speakers are horrible in my opinion... I own a some..
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No bc those speakers are horrible in my opinion... I own a some..
I don't mind them. They're only for my dorm room and my small room at home. So it's not like I can crank the sound. Which of those cards do you think are better?
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well creative drivers are horrid so deff the sound card with big bang.... however if you want to upgrade to a different sound card... Asus products are good for sound cards...
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My friend gave me his X-540's when he moved out so I got to play around with them for a bit before I sold them. The difference in quality is very small so it's really not even worth it to use a sound card on these speakers. I would recommended you selling your Creative's card and just using the one on the MSI board since Creative card's seem to have gone down hill with their lack of driver support.
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My friend gave me his X-540's when he moved out so I got to play around with them for a bit before I sold them. The difference in quality is very small so it's really not even worth it to use a sound card on these speakers. I would recommended you selling your Creative's card and just using the one on the MSI board since Creative card's seem to have gone down hill with their lack of driver support.
Yea he is deff right... you might want to invest in some better speakers... the problem is all 5.1 setups offered are very weak
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post #7 of 14
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I think the card is only worth like $20 isn't it? and what speakers would you guys suggest? I wouldn't be able to spend a lot, but I'll look into them.
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post #8 of 14
The Audigy 2 ZS hands down. The one that came with your motherboard is still an onboard soundcard, but external.

The Audigy still has one of the best DACs on soundcards available. While it may not be a big difference it will probably give you a better sound stage.

Also the whole Creative having terrible drivers isn't really true. Most people don't experience problems with their drivers. The select few that tend to over exaggerate.
    
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I think the card is only worth like $20 isn't it? and what speakers would you guys suggest? I wouldn't be able to spend a lot, but I'll look into them.
5.1 or 2.1?
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It's this, but card only. I don't have the front I/O and other parts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102164
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