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ahhhhh, nooooooooooooo, beats suck, they're only upside is bass, much better headphones can be had for the price
true i just made a pair of headphones out of scrap headphones, portable amp and some a pair of speaker out of an old laptop. theres much more bass than beats + they're much cheaper
post #12 of 19
Sorry, don't wanna high-jack this thread, but it's kinda related.

Would I see any sound improvement by getting a sound card if I stayed on my current speakers with 3.5mm stereo plugs?
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and which speakers would those be?
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What's your current sound setup
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I'm guessing that you have a Realtek ALC889 or better since you've got a sandy bridge mobo. Assuming your motherboard's layout isn't a POS and that you're using stereo headphones, your onboard is more than enough.
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post #16 of 19
no, it depends on the headphones entirely, onboard will make good headphones sound bad, and bad headphones sound worse
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and which speakers would those be?
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What's your current sound setup
460W JVC MX-GT88 w/8in subs
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Hooked up in a quadrophonic setup.
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post #18 of 19
you would likely benefit from a sound card if you are using analog signals, but if you have a mobo digital out and a digital in on your stereo use it, it will most likely sound very good
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460W JVC MX-GT88 w/8in subs
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Hooked up in a quadrophonic setup.
Sweet man. is it via a digital or analog setup? If your using a digital connection no. Analog. Maybe. But room acoustics and speakers placement will give you better sound. If you do mixing or like to push the speakers then a sound card will be a good choice. Also depends if its for music or multichannel music
Edited by Spooony - 5/22/11 at 7:59pm
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