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I just do lossless audio through HDMI through my graphics card. Better than a sound card.
    
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i just do lossless audio through hdmi through my graphics card. Better than a sound card.
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You obviously aren't an audiophile if you don't understand how this works. Go troll another section.
    
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Offtopic a little...but did anyone else get tripped out when they looked at that logo. The E/3 is totally messing with my eyes!
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Hmm ok, I suspected that a crisper sound would be the result of a dedi sound card.. however, how about people like me that use a usb headset? This does absolutly nothing right?
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Hmm ok, I suspected that a crisper sound would be the result of a dedi sound card.. however, how about people like me that use a usb headset? This does absolutly nothing right?
You would be correct
post #37 of 51
If it's YET ANOTHER board based on the X-Fi chip, I've definitely lost faith in Creative.


Come on, do something new!!! That X-Fi chip has too much issues, and it's already aging! Don't you realise it's well below ASUS' Xonar chips in terms of music quality?

It's only a matter of time that ASUS comes up with a way to improve their 3D positioning system and blow Creative out of the box.


A motherboard manufacturer blowing up a company dedicated to sound systems. Ashaming.


I used to like Creative quite a lot (have a SB 16, a SB 32 and an X-Fi Titanium), but Xonar sounds so much better in terms of music, that I ended up ditching my X-Fi into deep into the parts closet.



Edit: inb4 uknownothingcosurcardisunadjusted, I've spent HOURS tweaking the card, trying to make it sound better, because the 3D positioning is truly astonishing, but ditched it becasue the Xonar only needed to be plugged, I adjusted the bass to a level of my liking, moved a tiny bit the right channels on the equalizer to get crisper drums sounds, and it already sounded 10 times better than the Titanium.
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You obviously aren't an audiophile if you don't understand how this works. Go troll another section.
It depends upon where that lossless signal goes to. If that HDMI signal goes to a home receiver, that should be good. If that HDMI signal goes to a spotty DAC in a cheap TV, maybe not.
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It depends upon where that lossless signal goes to. If that HDMI signal goes to a home receiver, that should be good. If that HDMI signal goes to a spotty DAC in a cheap TV, maybe not.
Could say the same about sound cards. Depends on where the signal goes, what sort of speakers, etc. There's always a chance for a weak spot.

I send my lossless signal to my receiver and through to my speaker system. The only downside is the power consumption of the whole thing :-/
    
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If it's YET ANOTHER board based on the X-Fi chip, I've definitely lost faith in Creative.


Come on, do something new!!! That X-Fi chip has too much issues, and it's already aging! Don't you realise it's well below ASUS' Xonar chips in terms of music quality?

It's only a matter of time that ASUS comes up with a way to improve their 3D positioning system and blow Creative out of the box.


A motherboard manufacturer blowing up a company dedicated to sound systems. Ashaming.


I used to like Creative quite a lot (have a SB 16, a SB 32 and an X-Fi Titanium), but Xonar sounds so much better in terms of music, that I ended up ditching my X-Fi into deep into the parts closet.



Edit: inb4 uknownothingcosurcardisunadjusted, I've spent HOURS tweaking the card, trying to make it sound better, because the 3D positioning is truly astonishing, but ditched it becasue the Xonar only needed to be plugged, I adjusted the bass to a level of my liking, moved a tiny bit the right channels on the equalizer to get crisper drums sounds, and it already sounded 10 times better than the Titanium.
This is an integrated audio chip; it doesn't have to compete with $100+ sound cards.

Onboard X-Fi should, at least, give Realtek some nice competition. (Assuming it gets off the ground.)
Edited by sLowEnd - 6/2/11 at 2:54pm
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