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All the APU really does is convert between different sampling rates, does all of the fancy 3D and EAX effects, all sound processing really (digital wise), nothing that effects the quality much if at all. Think about it, all it's doing is changing the sound digitally, do different CPU's affect the quality of the operations they do, (not really, not quality wise anyway).
If you think resampling doesn't change sound quality, go try out the different resampler plug-ins for foobar (SSRC, Otachan SSRC, PPHS, SRC), there's an obvious change in sound with different resamplers... I do agree that OPAMPs and DACs make the most difference, and incidentally, the AC-1 shares the same AKM AK4396VF DAC as the X-Meridian.
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Here's a Kopi solution for ya...use them both
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post #23 of 34
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If you think resampling doesn't change sound quality, go try out the different resampler plug-ins for foobar (SSRC, Otachan SSRC, PPHS, SRC), there's an obvious change in sound with different resamplers... I do agree that OPAMPs and DACs make the most difference, and incidentally, the AC-1 shares the same AKM AK4396VF DAC as the X-Meridian.
Resampling is only and issue with old APU's or with onboard sound. That is why bit-matched playback is for, no resampling ever occurs when it's enabled.
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post #24 of 34
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so i take it my x-fi is better...
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post #25 of 34
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so i take it my x-fi is better...
Yea .
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post #26 of 34
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so i take it my x-fi is better...
And you found that out how?

Because someone told you that, or because you found out for yourself and made the decision accordingly?

My lord, man, you have both cards. It's not hard to test and swap!
    
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post #27 of 34
I got my Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 yesterday. I know that my x-fi extrememusic will sound better. But if it doesn't sound the way I like it then I will leave it on this rig and put x-fi card on my next rig.
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post #28 of 34
I have both, I switched just for the pure reason I got my new headphones and an xfi for my main rig. then I have the razer headphones and soundcard for my guest rig. Its a pretty nice card, same chip as the b enspirer and the extension effects are nice in games.
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post #29 of 34
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Yea .
I don't understand how you can say that when you've never used them in comparison. From my experience the AC-1 sounds better, and from a technical standpoint as well, the AC-1 is still superior to x-fi.

For comparison:
http://auzentech.officewebsiteonline...isonChart2.pdf
http://techgage.com/article/razer_ba...1_sound_card/2

The AC-1 has a superior APU that handles 32bit/192khz compared to X-Fi's 24bit/96kHz. The AC-1 has a superior SNR of 117db compared to the X-Fi's 109dB. And finally, the AC-1 has a superior 24bit/192kHz, 120dB-part spec DAC while the X-Fi has a 24bit/96kHz DAC. And as far as I could tell, their OPAMPs are comparable, neither of them has the more expensive mono channel OPAMPs that the X-Meridian has.

So please explain to me why the X-Fi is superior?
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post #30 of 34
LMAO Woot!!! Woot.com you should have changed the title thread to Look Woot Came in Today!!
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