Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv
Woah, calm down everyone. Like I said, I was only willing to spend the money because its local. If anything, I will get an amp and proper headset before I get a sound card due to that making more sense.
I'm just curious, I'm not trying to make a point here: would you like to have features in Windows like a Graphic EQ and other nice audio enhancements? Would you also like for different operating modes, like how Creative has Entertainment Mode, Audio Creation Mode, or Game Mode? Or, would something like the Modi be more than enough? I mean, if you connect the ProMedia 2.1s directly to something like the Modi, then you'll have one problem: all general audio outside of any media players that you use (like Winamp or something) will be flat. You will have no control over the the Graphic EQ. You might have control over treble and bass, but you won't be able to adjust 2k, 4k, and 8k - the most important ones. 16k is really only useful for younger people like teenagers because they can still hear that frequency. lol
Sure, maybe turning the treble up in the Windows audio control panel might help, but I don't know by how much.
I'm just asking because even though you might get superior audio quality in media players, general audio (including YouTube) will be flat and may end up sounding somewhat muffled. This is why I like good sound cards like the Sound Blaster cards: the Creative Console Launcher has everything that I could ever want for audio enhancements, including that all-important (at least to me) Graphic Equalizer. The only hardware I need is the sound card. With something like the Modi, I bet that I would also end up wanting to buy an external Graphic Equalizer.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/26/14 at 3:30pm