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post #1 of 11
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Well, I am not sure if they are worth getting. But does anyone know if the soundcards for laptops are with getting? For instance the X-Fi that logitech makes.



Thank you,


Obz
post #2 of 11
I would say the only reason to get one is if you're going to be hooking it up to one of the 5.1 surround systems that us mulitple audio jacks to transfer audio. i did that a while ago with an old creative unit just so I could get audio to my z5300s back in college.

if it was your primary gaming machine id say its worth it, otherwise just deal with crappy sound out of the stock speakers.
     
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Originally Posted by identitycrisis View Post
I would say the only reason to get one is if you're going to be hooking it up to one of the 5.1 surround systems that us mulitple audio jacks to transfer audio. i did that a while ago with an old creative unit just so I could get audio to my z5300s back in college.

if it was your primary gaming machine id say its worth it, otherwise just deal with crappy sound out of the stock speakers.
I am sort of a audio junky. Though, I may not be on the same level of some of the members here, I love to have good sound.


I might be better off getting a small portable amp and some new headphones.
post #4 of 11
An USB DAC is what you need.
What's your budget?
post #5 of 11
Get the Musiland Monitor 02 US USB DAC
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post #6 of 11
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I don't really have a budget. The cheaper the better!
post #7 of 11
Honestly bro, you need a budget.
post #8 of 11
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Nah, man. 200.00 bucks I guess. I havn't been in the DAC area in a couple years, I wouldn't know what a budget is haha.


Though I would like to spend as little as possible 200.00 is the most I'd want to pay for a dac I am going to use maybe 5 hours a week.
post #9 of 11
well intro DIY USB DACs like the Bantam and GRUB can be put together for ~$30.
granted it's assuming you have soldering stuffs handy and don't mind the minor DIY.

there's more expensive, but I haven't researched them haha
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well intro DIY USB DACs like the Bantam and GRUB can be put together for ~$30.
granted it's assuming you have soldering stuffs handy and don't mind the minor DIY.

there's more expensive, but I haven't researched them haha
Ya, I don't mind putting some work in!


Do they have any guides? I wouldn't want to solder the wrong stuff.
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