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post #1 of 17
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I don't use a headset and these speakers weren't really expensive but the sound is decent.They only have an analog connector tho


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia...&skuId=9402185

Would it be worth getting a sound card for these and what would you recommend?

currently using realtek? onboard on my asrock extreme4 gen 3 p67

This is for gaming and movies/ little music here and there so general use really
Edited by stevevace2 - 10/15/11 at 2:23pm
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post #2 of 17
I would get one, something like a pci-e asus zonar would do the job.
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post #3 of 17
I doubt it would make a big difference, but certainly couldn't hurt - perhaps you'd be interested anyway though if you want a good set of cans too?
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post #4 of 17
Yea, even with my crappy speakers the Asus Xonar DX I got makes a difference.

And then there is all the custom tuning that you can do that helps too.
post #5 of 17
A sound card would help improve sound quality, but if you're satisfied by Realtek then don't get a sound card, otherwise, get one.

Asus xonar cards are decent cards. Creative X-fi also are decent cards backed by bad drivers.
post #6 of 17
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this one any good? im only 2.1 so

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132020


also i have no need for a headset my wife likes hearing it and being able to talk to me
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post #7 of 17
Trust me. I bought a Xonar D1 and it made the sound come alive even with my crappy Logitech speakers. I don't see why it would hurt to get one.

EDIT: Yes, the DG would be perfect for you.
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post #8 of 17
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ok well the only slot available on my mobo is the top pci e 1.0 slot the rest are covered so whats good in that range?
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post #9 of 17
I'm anti-sound card. If your sound is fine now leave it alone. Or adjust it. Even onboard allows some tweaking.
post #10 of 17
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idk everyone says its a huge improvement
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