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Sound Audigy 2 NX or Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA?

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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I just got the Logitech 5500's and am looking to upgrade my laptop sound card until i get my desktop up and running again. However, as of right ow i have a PCMCIA wireless card to compliment my internal card. The "external" boosts me up to G and has noticibly better connectivity and range and is how im connected at home.

My question is, should i sacrifice conveniance and get the PCMCIA card or should i get the USB setup (the NX). Does anybody know any differences in these and would it be a problem to run it through a USB hub? . . i like the NX because it comes with a remote as well and seems like it has some other options. also portability isnt a factor nor is price as they're around the same range. Thanx for you help in advance.

BTW i love the 5500's, great sound in all ranges and even at full volume, dont distort.
 
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post #2 of 6
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AHHH i just saw this as well . .. which might take the cake
http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Turtle_....html?tag=also
its only $30, gives me 5.1 digital out (which is all im really looking for because my 5500 has a built in Soundcard) . . .opinions plz
 
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post #3 of 6
Sound Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA is the way to go. My girl friend has one and it sounds great. I also have the Audity in my rig and what I differnce it has made in my klipschs
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post #4 of 6
Don't skimp on sound cards! For those awesome speakers, I recommended a X-Fi
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do they have the X-fi for laptops though?? and remember my speakers have the same signal processing specs as the Audigy 2 ZS. . . i just picked up that $30 one for temp. . . but since it converts it to digital wont it do the same thing as the other two? is their a point to double processing it?
 
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post #6 of 6
get the audigy 2 for your laptop and no...they dun have xfi for laptops as of yet...
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