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Does it make any difference in sound quality if using the digital out on the mobo or on an expensive sound card?
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yes it does
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correct me if im wrong but i thought there is no difference because it sends the raw sound so that the device that is connected dose all the processing. it matters when you use analog out where all the processing is done already and is ready to be played.
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correct me if im wrong but i thought there is no difference because it sends the raw sound so that the device that is connected dose all the processing. it matters when you use analog out where all the processing is done already and is ready to be played.
thats kind of what i thought
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it does because on board does not have a filter that a card like asus, creative cards have. try an listen a 16 bit board/card and 24 bit board/card raw with is wav file, and hear the difference between them.
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it does because on board does not have a filter that a card like asus, creative cards have. try an listen a 16 bit board/card and 24 bit board/card raw with is wav file, and hear the difference between them.
im thinking your thinking of analog out. what the OP was wondering is there any difference between digital out on the MB and a sound card. I.e. coaxial out or optical out. those 2 outputs send the digital signal to the other device to get processed untouched.
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post #7 of 20
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yes it does
No, it does not.

It's 01010110101010100, what difference does it make when it's coming out of a $100 sound card? It's still 01010110101010100


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it does because on board does not have a filter that a card like asus, creative cards have. try an listen a 16 bit board/card and 24 bit board/card raw with is wav file, and hear the difference between them.
Hm...How are you hearing a difference between 16 and 24 bit?
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sorry for the late reply
"Hm...How are you hearing a difference between 16 and 24 bit?"
16 bit limit the audio like a 48khz cd music while a 24 bit is 96khz dvd quality. but. but. it all depends on what are you listing on like good headphones, speakers and good reciver like certified reciver, audio card.
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Originally Posted by XXnomadXX View Post
sorry for the late reply
"Hm...How are you hearing a difference between 16 and 24 bit?"
16 bit limit the audio like a 48khz cd music while a 24 bit is 96khz dvd quality. but. but. it all depends on what are you listing on like good headphones, speakers and good reciver like certified reciver, audio card.
So what does your sound setup look like.
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There is a definite difference between 48 and 96khz.
If possible, check out the same album on CD and then DVD audio, and be sure to use decent equipment. You will notice the difference.
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