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Depends. I went from Realtek ALC892 to Xonar D1 and the difference is there. Music is much more clearer than onboard. You can notice the detail that you can't with onboard. This is not to say onboard sucks though.
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IMO they aren't worth it unless you have a set of really good headset or speakers. For me a sound card was another thing in my case taking up room that I could care less about. I have noticed no difference in quality going from a Creative X-Fi Titanium to onboard RealTek.
I can on HD201s and Logitech x-530s, at least I noticed a big difference going back to onboard when I couldn't use my PCIe 1x slot.
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Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
IMO they aren't worth it unless you have a set of really good headset or speakers. For me a sound card was another thing in my case taking up room that I could care less about. I have noticed no difference in quality going from a Creative X-Fi Titanium to onboard RealTek.
this was my experience as well. on top of that, my sound card caused conflicts with several of my games. i was glad to go back to on-board sound. note: i am not saying anything bad about the sound card the op is asking about.
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It all depends on the speakers you have...

I put a sound card in my system (xtrememusic) and noticed a slight difference with my AV40's. But I got rid of that and the speakers and went with a receiver and JBL speakers. Optical to receiver is great
Edited by AMC - 11/6/11 at 8:06pm
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