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I was thinking of getting this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118105

Will this be good on my p5b deluxe? I would get a X-fi extreme gamer but its to expensive.
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post #2 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deltron View Post
I was thinking of getting this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118105

Will this be good on my p5b deluxe? I would get a X-fi extreme gamer but its to expensive.
Turtle Beach has some nice sound.
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just save your money. integrated sound has come a long way and unless you're willing to spend a bit more you aren't really going to be seeing much of an improvement
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That Turtle Beach should be excellent
    
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post #5 of 24
I would say get an AudigySE for that kind of money. Then you have 7.1 (as if anyone is ever going to use 7.1) and EAX4.

EDIT: It only does 48KHz sample rate???? DVDs have a 96KHz and I think it really does help with harmonics and overtones.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronman View Post
I would say get an AudigySE for that kind of money. Then you have 7.1 (as if anyone is ever going to use 7.1) and EAX4.

EDIT: It only does 48KHz sample rate???? DVDs have a 96KHz and I think it really does help with harmonics and overtones.
DVD movies have a 48KHz sample rate, and you have inhuman hearing if you can hear anything higher.
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post #7 of 24
The 29 dollar turtle beach card would be fine ...

But if I were you ... (hold on to your hats) ... I'd find an old Soundblaster Live! 5.1 card on eBay for 10 bucks or something.

I'm using one now (had it for 9 years!) and it's awesome for 5.1 movies; I also use it weekly for multi track audio projects.

It's the Sure SM58 of video cards.

(Sure SM58 is the die hard standard in live sound microphones, BTW)

...

Just found a Live! card at ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/CREATIVE-LABS-SO...QQcmdZViewItem

...

Great card and the software/EAX effects control is rather nice as well ...

    
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post #8 of 24
I have heard good things about turtle beach, though i have been a stock audio sufferer all my computer career.
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by KloroFormd View Post
DVD movies have a 48KHz sample rate, and you have inhuman hearing if you can hear anything higher.
I could've sworn DVD used 96KHz... but oh well, I could be wrong.

But even though you can't hear anything above say, 24KHz, the higher sample rates do make a difference because of the way they blend with the frequencies that you can hear. That's what I meant by the whole harmonic overtone shindig.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronman View Post
I could've sworn DVD used 96KHz... but oh well, I could be wrong.

But even though you can't hear anything above say, 24KHz, the higher sample rates do make a difference because of the way they blend with the frequencies that you can hear. That's what I meant by the whole harmonic overtone shindig.
make's sense
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