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Audoigy Sound for 128bit rate music

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Would I see any gain using a Audigy sound card for music files that are only at 128 bit rate from Onboard Realtek 7.1 sound.

Would I still see a big difference?
    
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I suppose, onboard really is trash.
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Yes, you will hear a difference if you have decent speakers/headphones. I've used a low-end Audigy SE and saw an improvement in the clarity of sound. Onboard is dull and boring after making a transition to a good sound card like the Audigy or X-Fi cards. At first the difference may not be too noticeable, but you will grow to appreciate it
    
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