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I bought a new mobod from gigabyte.
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Audio ChipsetRealtek ALC889Audio Channels8 ChannelsI have a sound card already from HT Omega Claro 7.1 I venture to guess that the Omega is a better route than the onboard? Anyone care to comment?
    
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post #2 of 8
It will most certainly be better than the onboard
(though you'd see much more benefit from it with a real set of speakers and/or nice set of cans)
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Yes, put the HT Omega in, that will sound better than the onboard!
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post #4 of 8
although i dont like PCI cards , but the Claro is amazing card especially for music
    
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post #5 of 8
What sort of speakers/cans u on?
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post #6 of 8
Actually I have the same motherboard (ok, GA-Z68XP-UD4, but its mainly the same), and I dont like the audio thats in it.
I have been using the really old one Sound Blaster Audigy (1) for the some time and it was with out any doubt better.

Switched to Xonar due to PCI-E being more friendly in my configuration.

So I am shure you will see a difference.
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post #7 of 8
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Logitech 5.1 THX speakers.
    
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post #8 of 8
If you have both, why not see for yourself?

I've had a Xonar DG, Titanium HD, two Xonar Essence STXs, a Titanium Pro and a FiiO E7. None of them did anything better than my own Realtek ALC889. I've never had any HTs, though.
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