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Originally Posted by WiLd FyeR View Post

converting the junk audio to better audio I guess. Isn't that what a reciver or sound card is suppose to do.
Basically, no. An amplifier just takes what's coming in and makes it louder. Junk in, louder junk out.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Basically, no. An amplifier just takes what's coming in and makes it louder. Junk in, louder junk out.

ahaha too funny.. Okay, thank you for the clarification. Is that the same thing for a sound card?
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For $150 get something better.
Lack of mid range on those units holds it back.
My aunt uses one of those, really they are using the sub woofer like Logitech would. Really it is all vocal/Highs from the front speakers, and the overall quality really isn't that great ether.

You would be happier with a pair on nice Polk speaker or something like that and a nice little T-Amp or receiver.

The monitor 30's I use for the Rear speakers on my TV have a better and more natural sound then those bose speakers.

Bose tend to be overpriced junk these days.
Those Bose speakers wouldn't give you clean enough audio to really tell if your using onboard or not. Unless your onboard really sucks, what is not the case with you.
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ahaha too funny.. Okay, thank you for the clarification. Is that the same thing for a sound card?
Not really. A sound card (or on board) takes a digital signal (0s and 1s) and converts it to analogue, They can also decode Dolby to give you more than 2 channels of sound, You can run most headphones of of a sound card, but speakers need an amplifier (powered speakers have their own, built in amp). A DAC replaces a sound card and provides better digital to analogue conversion, though few will decode Dolby.
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