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I don't think I'm the only one.
Why is that? Is this just something you're assuming, or is it something you know?


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I can't and haven't said anything about speakers because I've never used any.
I see. Well that explains a lot actually. So maybe you are hearing an improvement but just aren't recognizing it.
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post #52 of 72
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Why is that? Is this just something you're assuming, or is it something you know?
Both because the chances of that are so low and because there are deaf people.
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Both because the chances of that are so low and because there are deaf people.
Can you prove that you're not the only one? I mean all you've said so far is that you think you're not the only one.
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post #54 of 72
No, that's absurd. There's isn't only one person in the world who is color blind, or who can't taste that funny pH paper.

Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to return my AD700s and take another step up the ladder by buying rallymasters Ultrasone Pro 550s. We'll see what I hear then.
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I even hear a difference with my lowly Sony MDR-EX71s (they're just $49.99 "high performance" earbuds). It's roughly the same difference I hear with my speakers.
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post #56 of 72
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Even when I upgraded from the Audigy 2 ZS to the XtremeGamer (the one that looks like it's a low profile card), I heard a massive difference without even changing my speakers. It sounded like what you might get when upgrading to much better speakers.

So for me, the advantage is a much higher quality audio experience.
Same, some one saying theres no diff is either tone deaf or had not so good gear to tell. or simply cant tell.
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post #57 of 72
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Same, some one saying theres no diff is either tone deaf or had not so good gear to tell. or simply cant tell.
Absolutely this!

A system is as strong as its weakest element.
If you upgrade "just a single part" of the "audio system" in this case, you likely won't hear much of an improvement, unless that part in particular was the only one that left to achieve an entire capable system.
So maybe the ones with nice headphones and nice speakers, have actualy heard a big diference when upgrade their Soundcards.

If someone are still using mp3 audio files and cheap cans, then they're definitely less likely to hear an improvement even with the finest sound card!
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post #58 of 72
oldschool speakers and Receiver + SoundCard Owns....Js. having owned many sound cards in the past, id say unless ur dropping alot of cash on speakers, then it isnt worth it...
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post #59 of 72
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oldschool speakers and Receiver + SoundCard Owns....Js. having owned many sound cards in the past, id say unless ur dropping alot of cash on speakers, then it isnt worth it...
Yeah, you'll always have a bottleneck in your system, if the bottleneck is your soundcard, you'll hear an improvement if you upgrade it, maybe a small diference, but you will!

Soundcards are great for an overall sound system, but I like external AMP/DAC the most.
Edited by Rocker delMaL - 5/22/11 at 6:13pm
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post #60 of 72
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Expectation bias easily. EASILY. I've listened to that card myself.
Good point. Because when it comes to your word about your experience with something over someone else's word about their experience with that same thing, yours is going to be right. I'm glad to see it wasn't just in my thread that you tried to spout this nonsense. Now I know how seriously to take your opinions.

Your baseless and pretentious rants on this topic really boil down to one thing: I don't think my sound card was superior to my onboard, therefore sound cards aren't superior to onboard. That literally is what you try to convince people of.
Edited by Faraz - 5/22/11 at 6:12pm
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