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wold i benefit from a speaker system if icant have a discrete sound card?

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hi,

as the title suggests, i cant have a discrete sound card because my crossfire graphics are blocking all my slots. with that in mind, right now im using my monitors speakers system, (HZ201 hanns-g). i was wondering if i would benefit from this speaker system or not.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121014

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Definitely. Most monitor speakers sound horrible, even compared to a cheapo set of speakers. Yours is no exception.
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I highly doubt you would see any benefit from a sound card using those speakers.

If you have a decent set of headphones, the difference will be much more noticeable.

Edit... I mis-read. Yes, almost any pair of speakers will sound better than the built in speakers in your monitor.
Edited by buddyboy - 12/7/11 at 1:05pm
    
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I highly doubt you would see any benefit from a sound card using those speakers.
That's not what was asked though.
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Hey with that price tag, ya I'm certain you would be quite happy with the gain. If I was in your position with that sort of price limit, then I would jump on that with the quickness while it's still in stock. If you wanted to chug out some cash, there are a few digital sound systems with the sound cards built into the sub/amp unit of the sound system. The Bose companion series comes to mind (uses USB connection). The system you are looking at is analog, but I can't imagine a set of monitor speakers outperforming anything with a sub a satelites. I think it's a good buy, and encourage you to run with it! tongue.gif
Edited by Arimis5226 - 12/7/11 at 1:12pm
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thanks for the quick replies, yea i will be buying headphones with the speaker system, i just didnt want to get to much since my budget was only ~$80. so then ill get this speaker system then =] thanks and + rep for the help
    
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