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I don't use headphones when I'm listening to music, the only time I use headphones is when I am mixing. When I'm mixing I use the Sennheiser 280s.
Oh yeah. With 280s the ALC889 will take care of you.
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I've made my choice, I am going to invest in a sound card. I mix Dubstep as I said, and also record the mixes through onboard currently. I listen to music and game constantly, I have a 5.1 system, etc. I feel it would just be an upgrade worthwhile more than the SSD at the moment.

Thank you everyone for your opinions, I greatly appreciate all of your fast responses. I don't know where I'd be without you guys
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Sound cards are seriously overrated. Realtek's newest integrated sound chips are more than enough unless you're a hardcore audiophile. Unless you have high end audio gear in excess of $10K you can't really say the sound card is better. The only reasons why you say they are because:

1. Placebo effect
2. Sound effects in the sound card

Nothing else. Get an SSD. It will make the system more responsive.
    
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coming from a person using onboard lol assuming since you don't have anything filled in your sig rig...


you seriously can't say that unless you've tried a higher end sound card... mine is about medium range and it's just not comparable to onboard :/
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uhhh, you can defiantly tell the difference between the the sound card and on board, you need nowhere close to 10K to get good sound, a good audiophile sound headphone setup can be had for as little as 600
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coming from a person using onboard lol assuming since you don't have anything filled in your sig rig...


you seriously can't say that unless you've tried a higher end sound card... mine is about medium range and it's just not comparable to onboard :/
Again, placebo effect. And yes, I have used dedicated sound cards. I sold them. You say you feel a difference, but you don't unless you have a high-end audio system. Any difference you feel is in the effects built into it. Unless you have the expensive equipment to use it, the difference is not there. Go read blind tests and you'll see what I mean.

And don't reply again saying there's a difference. Unless you have high-end audio, there's not.

Oh, and learn to write properly.
    
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Again, placebo effect. And yes, I have used dedicated sound cards. I sold them. You say you feel a difference, but you don't unless you have a high-end audio system. Any difference you feel is in the effects built into it. Unless you have the expensive equipment to use it, the difference is not there. Go read blind tests and you'll see what I mean.

And don't reply again saying there's a difference. Unless you have high-end audio, there's not.

Oh, and learn to write properly.


anyways i have these http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373996,00.asp [Denon AH-D1100]
with my dx and i can tell the difference blind folded... the bass is much crisper and the general tone is less hollow.

Your ears are broken if you can't hear a distinctive difference
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/7/11 at 2:17pm
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anyways i have these http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373996,00.asp [Denon AH-D1100]
with my dx and i can tell the difference blind folded... the bass is much crisper and the general tone is less hollow
Wow, great counterargument. Into my ignore list.

PS: you just showed you can't form a rational argument and that you fall to the placebo effect.
    
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Wow, great counterargument. Into my ignore list.

PS: you just showed you can't form a rational argument and that you fall to the placebo effect.
your not nice :/

i was just stating my opinion
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Wow, great counterargument. Into my ignore list.

PS: you just showed you can't form a rational argument and that you fall to the placebo effect.
Just shut up, really.
You've proved that you cannot win any sort of "argument" without insulting others.

It's not a fact just because you say so. If someone gets a better audio experience with a soundcard, then by all means, you cannot say they didn't.
Sound gets interpreted in every way, what do you expect ?

You are clearly sounding like a professional, enthusiast and you must know the "true" sound. If we assume that is the case, other people, as stated, have still had better audio experience with soundcards, regardless if they are able to hear the "real" sound. You can say they're rubbish, but it doesn't change anything.

This is based on personal preference. You feel soundcards are way overrated ? Brilliant.
Who knows, perhaps you're a bit deaf. Perhaps happy soundcard users are.
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