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Hello. I am by no means an audiophile and would like to improve my audio by a bit. I am going to buy JVC RX700 headphones and will be using them with my computer for music and games. I looked at the most recommended audio products sticky and these were the cheapest that were said to sound best. I have onboard audio : ALC 892. I also have an old Audigy Platinum EX (SB00090) You can read about them here: http://reviews.cnet.com/sound-cards/creative-sound-blaster-audigy/1707-9334_7-7029828.html

I just wanted to know if the sound card would be any improvement over the onboard as the sound card is old. Also if there are any drivers for this card to make it sound better as well. Thanks a lot.
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9 times out of 10 I would say that a sound card would be a better choice than onboard, but it all depends on the processing it uses, if it uses 24-bit, then yes it will sound pretty good, another advantage over onboard is that you can customize the sound output more using both an EQ and level controls. I never really found ALC to be all that great when it comes to audio, just my opinion.
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It says the card is 24-bit/96KHz. I'm guessing that is good? Sorry, i am an Audio noob.
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It says the card is 24-bit/96KHz. I'm guessing that is good? Sorry, i am an Audio noob.

Yes, thats pretty good, I always run at 96KHz and all I can say is that I cringe when I hear audio at 44.1KHz (default)
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Alright thanks a lot. Really helped +Rep
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