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Well honestly, I think a sound card makes the world of difference. I've used my friend's PC with it before and it is truly amazing. Plus I want surround.
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Plus you want surround? The ALC892 supports 8 channels. We have no idea what onboard your friend has and we have no idea what settings he was using. We're talking about a DS here. You're not getting anything.
Edited by cuad - 5/19/11 at 4:13pm
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Plus you want surround? The ALC892 supports 8 channels. We have no idea what onboard your friend has and we have no idea what settings he was using. We're talking about a DS here. You're not getting anything.
I don't know about the settings, but he was using a Xonar DX with HD555s.
The ALC892 cannot visualize surround sound through stereo as far as I know.
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The ALC892 cannot visualize surround sound through stereo as far as I know.
I don't know if it can or can't, because I wouldn't and you shouldn't attempt to do that.
Edited by cuad - 5/19/11 at 4:39pm
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I would choose the X-Fi XtremeMusic. I love Creative's audio cards. It has better performance than the onboard HD audio.
    
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I don't know about the settings, but he was using a Xonar DX with HD555s.
The ALC892 cannot visualize surround sound through stereo as far as I know.
its dolby and yes onboards do have it. But what onboards dont have is a dolby amp. Thats what the difference and be able to simmulate 5.1 on stereo. Headsets themselves do not specifically support Dolby Headphone technology, it is their amplifier that does this processing.
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its dolby and yes onboards do have it. But what onboards dont have is a dolby amp. Thats what the difference and be able to simmulate 5.1 on stereo. Headsets themselves do not specifically support Dolby Headphone technology, it is their amplifier that does this processing.
good point

and about the card i would say that no on-board (even the 892) can be as good as a dedicated card , i do have the 889 (just small step behind the 892 and its very rubbish especially when using headsets

so i recommend you one of those three card
1 Xonar DG for low budget ,amazing card for the money but its PCI
2 Xonar DX incase you are interested in movies/music even in gaming it will perform great (i will go fot that one)
3-SB x-fi titanium if you do game alot this one is the right deal but people say it has unstable drivers

frankly i think a 100$ sound card is the best option (price to performance)
    
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good point

and about the card i would say that no on-board (even the 892) can be as good as a dedicated card , i do have the 889 (just small step behind the 892 and its very rubbish especially when using headsets

so i recommend you one of those three card
1 Xonar DG for low budget ,amazing card for the money but its PCI
2 Xonar DX incase you are interested in movies/music even in gaming it will perform great (i will go fot that one)
3-SB x-fi titanium if you do game alot this one is the right deal but people say it has unstable drivers

frankly i think a 100$ sound card is the best option (price to performance)
I'm probably getting an XtremeMusic from a fellow OCNer.
I cannot drop $100 on a soundcard, so that isn't an option.
I'd rather people give me feedback on which headphones I should buy.
Also, if the 892 can virtualize surround sound through analog out, show me.
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Also, if the 892 can virtualize surround sound through analog out, show me.
There is no benefit from doing that.
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