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There will definitly be a difference but not a huge one. it will be slight but in most cases, worth it
    
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bump. This is still not properly anwsered. Im undecided. Im not willing to spend any thing more than a Audiogy 4 or Audiogy 2 ZS and if the quality is not that huge im not going to get a sound card.
    
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bump. This is still not properly anwsered. Im undecided. Im not willing to spend any thing more than a Audiogy 4 or Audiogy 2 ZS and if the quality is not that huge im not going to get a sound card.
You WILL notice a pretty huge difference with the Audigy 2 ZS over your realtek onboard sound (sounds will be crispier and cleaner) Also the Creative soundcards come with a few neat programs that help you tweak the best sound for your ears....treble/bass adjustment, digital output, vocals, including the EAX settings. I own an Audigy 2 ZS myself (using them along with my Creative ITrigue 3200 2.1 speakers) and when I have EAX off, the sound is just normal. But when I turn on EAX and set it to "Acoustic" mode, the sounds will just jump out at you! (a lottt cleaner). Its that much of a difference. Anyways, I hope you make a good decision and get it.
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You WILL notice a pretty huge difference with the Audigy 2 ZS over your realtek onboard sound (sounds will be crispier and cleaner) Also the Creative soundcards come with a few neat programs that help you tweak the best sound for your ears....treble/bass adjustment, digital output, vocals, including the EAX settings. I own an Audigy 2 ZS myself (using them along with my Creative ITrigue 3200 2.1 speakers) and when I have EAX off, the sound is just normal. But when I turn on EAX and set it to "Acoustic" mode, the sounds will just jump out at you! (a lottt cleaner). Its that much of a difference. Anyways, I hope you make a good decision and get it.
i have the same speakers and an audigy 2zs im not using and its true the sound quality pwns the hell outta my old onboard
    
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My money for the soundcard and new monitor just go sucked up by a plank of wood flying a taking the paint off the bonnet of my car today. So im going to have to goto my brothers work and go and respary my car this weekend. Damnit. Now I will have to wait longer before I get the sound card.

I plugged my speakers into my 30 inch HDTV and noticed I got decently better sound quality which makes me want a sound card more.
    
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The better your speakers/headphones are, the more of a difference you'll hear. Most people buy sound cards for an FPS boost in games but since you don't play games that won't really matter, a nice X-FI XtremeMusic would be good enough for you, if you want a front panel then get the Platinum.
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic costs $212 dollars NZD thats the cheapest. Wholly cow. Thats expensive. I would of thought they would have decent cheap Sound cards by the year 2006.

That sound card costs more than twice what my speakers cost.
    
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