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post #21 of 31
I'll ask my question in this thread. I'm about to get a new rig with a msi z77-gd65 mobo. I have a logitech z5500 which is now hooked up through an optical cable on my 4 year old 70$ soundcard (dont remember which it is).

In my new rig would I still use the soundcard or use onboard or get a new soundcard. I occasionally connect my sennheiser rs170 on the z5500?

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post #22 of 31
Stay onboard but start using analogue on the z5500. If it doesnt amp your headphones connect them to the onboard.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by MaFi0s0 View Post

Stay onboard but start using analogue on the z5500. If it doesnt amp your headphones connect them to the onboard.

I might connect headphones onboard. But I can only use optical for my z5500 the subwoofer in far away from my pc and can't have cords running on the floor. There's a 10meter optical wire in the walls of my bedroom smile.gif

I also use my z5500 for viewing tvshows on my tv through mediaplayer
post #24 of 31
Sound card won't help optical much...
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post #25 of 31
if you ask me, it just depends on how important you find listening to music, and it depends on the quality of the music.
If you find listening to your music very important and you wanna listen to the best possible quality, then yes, go buy one. If you already believe the sound card (on board or not) you have now is feasible enough, then no, it won't really be worth the cost, I'd say.
 
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post #26 of 31
so bf3 + soundcard + sweet headset = epics?

hows sennheiser pc 360 and soundblaser xfi titanium hd i been looking at thoes
i have razer orca and onboard sound for now
post #27 of 31
this is the very same question that i have for quite sometime and i think i will try a sound card.

flashback: i am using two speakers that came bundled with a prebuilt system back in 2004 and ive never really believed that there is any point in buying expensive speakers because sound is just a sound to me.

present: i decided to try some logitech speakers (forgot the model, it costs around $90 i think) at my gf's request (she tried to send me a set, but came doa). plugged it in, played a random movie with explosions and the first thing that i said "DAFUQ?!" eek.gif i didnt realize that i am missing so much. explosions are like real explosions. when playing music, i can almost discern every instrument that is being used. it is rich, there is depth. mindblown. i cant say i have good ears but i started to appreciate sound. so now i am gonna buy a sound card and see where the speakers and the sound card it will take me biggrin.gif
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post #28 of 31
I will gladly jump into this thread I cannot offer much because I am in the same boat I do however currently have a [creative sound blaster X-FI Titanium professional] and at first I wanted to sell it because I and all my friends have not used a sound card in about 5-10years before that we all sported the sb live 50-100dollar cards.

Please correct me if I am wrong but my sound card listed above is around $150 brand new? I have not installed it because I did not want to bother with the drivers and planned on selling it right away when I received it in a combo buy I did recently.

I mostly play games BF3 for ex and lots of movies, tv shows and some music. I am by no means into the way things "sound" and have no major issues in general with this topic.

I do however actually have a sound complaint since reformatting this computer I am currently on and created a thread for it located here if someone could possibly shed some light on it because in a few weeks no one responded. http://www.overclock.net/t/1237453/nycste-here-looking-for-advice-on-strange-onboard-sound-issues-with-new-mobo-asrock-p67/0_50

http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=13464

any tips on the use of my sound card or should i sell it? If i could get any decent money for it I would much rather do that then upgrade my sound slightly. My specs are in my log for what I have as a computer and my speakers are umm a few years old already Logitech 5.1 channel $75buck sale from best buy called umm guessing here but X-540.


EDIT - just updated VLC to 2.0.1 and will check to see if my sound stuttering issues still remain i assume yes because i believe i had the issue in winamp to
Edited by nycste - 4/27/12 at 12:18am
post #29 of 31
BF3 with an Asus xonar DX is a totally different game, I feel more in the game than ever before. Its one of those things, once you get, you don't want to go back to what you had before.

Asus Xonar DX is a good card by the way. I use them with Razer carcharias.
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post #30 of 31
I'll be keeping my soundcard and i'm getting an Ultrasone Pro 550. If I feel the need i'll upgrade.
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