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Does it make a difference in headphones?
yes it will make a difference
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Does it make a difference in headphones?
If you set your settings to 44100KHz bit-matched stereo playback, which you should for headphones, then no. It won't make a difference. I don't know about other set ups.
Edited by cuad - 5/13/11 at 3:49pm
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If you set your settings to 44100KHz bit-matched stereo playback, which you should for headphones, then no. It won't make a difference. I don't know about other set ups.
It was only a matter of time.
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If you set your settings to 44100KHz bit-matched stereo playback, which you should for headphones, then no. It won't make a difference. I don't know about other set ups.
What are you saying? That a soundcard won't make a difference?
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If you set your settings to 44100KHz bit-matched stereo playback, which you should for headphones, then no. It won't make a difference. I don't know about other set ups.
How would it not make a difference?
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What are you saying? That a soundcard won't make a difference?
Yep, with that specific set up, my realtek alc889 hasn't been beaten by any sound card. The best way to "upgrade" the sound with my set up has been to get better headphones. Anyway, there are a lot of different audio set ups you can have, and maybe a sound card would work for those, but for stereo headphones, no. That goes for music and movies. For gaming I'm not sure yet; I'd have to dig up some facts on hardware channels/hardware mixing.
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Yep, with that specific set up, my realtek alc889 hasn't been beaten by any sound card. The best way to "upgrade" the sound with my set up has been to get better headphones. Anyway, there are a lot of different audio set ups you can have, and maybe a sound card would work for those, but for stereo headphones, no. That goes for music and movies. For gaming I'm not sure yet; I'd have to dig up some facts on hardware channels/hardware mixing.
While that may be one of the best onboard solutions, I find it very hard to believe you would hear no difference compared to high end soundcards of today.
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Well, I don't, and I've used both the STX and the Titanium HD. But again, that's with my set up. I'm sure if I flipped to entertainment or gaming mode I would hear a difference from onboard, but I'm not interested in distorting my music with those fancy EQ settings.
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post #29 of 40
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...........but I'm not interested in distorting my music with those fancy EQ settings.

Yeah, but us city boys, we aint scared of using them darn fancy EQ thangs. We got 'em first and maybe some day you country folk will get em too. But then it wont be EQ no more, it'll be FR or somethin..........
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Well, I don't, and I've used both the STX and the Titanium HD. But again, that's with my set up. I'm sure if I flipped to entertainment or gaming mode I would hear a difference from onboard, but I'm not interested in distorting my music with those fancy EQ settings.
Well it's certainly possible I guess. I haven't heard that chip so I can't definitively say. Have you ever had any problems with background noise or anything like that? I tried looking around for more detailed information and specs but came up empty handed.
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