Originally Posted by mandrix
You guys are getting noise from the Realtek on the UD5H boards? I don't use headphones so maybe why I don't hear it, I have 5 speakers connected to the AVR at the pc and it sounds pretty good to me. I have lots of music apps and the drivers from Realtek have been trouble free especially compared with the Audigy 2ZS cards I have (in boxes now).
They would have to go orange for the UP7. After already sleeving with blue and black with arthritic hands I ain't gonna change now. Guess I'll stick with the UD5H for now.
Same here, The 1st thing I did when I read that was start listening. I have used a set of Bose, cheap-o ear buds of numerous mfg,s, and an external set of PC Boston Acoustics. No static or popping. I retired a Sound Blaster Audigy because of the newer onboard sounds.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by 2therock - 7/26/12 at 9:11am
I like to think I am some what of a fine quality audiophile. Here is a link to my system.
The bottom pic is not up to date as the VCR is now a Blue Ray, the major components are Onkyo.....
The reflection in the screen is whats playing on my beloved Hitachi Plasma.
All matching and large formatt a 7.1 system.
Dahlquist out of Canada derived from the Marantz family way back. These particular components were near the last in their line as they pissed all the major players off by releasing the same or better quality for more realistic prices, so they bought them out and buried them to kill the competition. Heh! I love it when I get a Bose (Size Don't Matter) listener over here.