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agreed with duckie on this one. most every time I went from onboard to real there is a big difference. last time went from a x-fi to a onboard and the difference was dramatic. the onboard goes into clipping a lot easier resulting in me turning the volume down in windows (not the speakers) to prevent clipping. this causes me to have to turn my speaker volume up more to take up the loss. the bass is too loud and not balanced. also it tends to be biased more to the mid/upper bass rather then nice and flat. when it does start to clip it sounds nasty like static. the soudns are not anywhere near as clear as with the x-fi and sound more muddied and missing some ofthe upper range.

EDIT: and this is with the budget line of speakers from logitech I believe. the x530 I think the model is
all I know is cheap 5.1 system for 50 bucks
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agreed with duckie on this one. most every time I went from onboard to real there is a big difference. last time went from a x-fi to a onboard and the difference was dramatic. the onboard goes into clipping a lot easier resulting in me turning the volume down in windows (not the speakers) to prevent clipping. this causes me to have to turn my speaker volume up more to take up the loss. the bass is too loud and not balanced. also it tends to be biased more to the mid/upper bass rather then nice and flat. when it does start to clip it sounds nasty like static. the soudns are not anywhere near as clear as with the x-fi and sound more muddied and missing some ofthe upper range.
I have to agree... even using this old Creative PCI128 (ES1373) is better than my onboard
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Then I think my speaker are preventing me from hearing the difference. I'll get better speakers or headphones to test them. I'll post back with the results. Till then thanks for helping.
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