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Hey guys, I just got my Asus DX, and even though I am using Logitech X-540's (waiting for my M-Audio BX5A to come) it makes quite a difference in sound quality.

Bass is cleaner and punchier, and there is a more balanced sound, compared to my onboard, which was leaning toward the bass.

I know that the M-Audio BX5A is suppose to be a big upgrade from my Logitech X-540's but will it really be mind-blowing?! If it is, I am so anxious to hook them up :]

Either way, I can't wait to get my new speakers and sound card set up. Seeing that i listen to music very often, i hope it will be a worthy upgrade! :]
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Logitech speakers = Overpriced "gaming" speakers

M-Audio BX5A = Studio monitors

Yes, the M-Audio's will be much better, especially when a good source is provided.
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Logitech speakers = Overpriced "gaming" speakers

M-Audio BX5A = Studio monitors

Yes, the M-Audio's will be much better, especially when a good source is provided.
A source, as in a sound card?
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Congratulations, kpopsaranghae.

Enjoy the heightened enjoyment of your tune-age.

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Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post
Hey guys, I just got my Asus DX, and even though I am using Logitech X-540's (waiting for my M-Audio BX5A to come) it makes quite a difference in sound quality.

Bass is cleaner and punchier, and there is a more balanced sound, compared to my onboard, which was leaning toward the bass.

I know that the M-Audio BX5A is suppose to be a big upgrade from my Logitech X-540's but will it really be mind-blowing?! If it is, I am so anxious to hook them up :]

Either way, I can't wait to get my new speakers and sound card set up. Seeing that i listen to music very often, i hope it will be a worthy upgrade! :]
The BX5a is a big upgrade. I wouldn't call them mind blowing, but they are solid speakers. They are a bit light on bass, but that is expected. A decent subwoofer paired up would sound great. Keep in mind that M-Audio is consumer grade quality. For the price of around 200-250 I would of picked something else, but that's just me.
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The M-audio are meant to be used to produce and mix music , no to hear it.
They give a flat response, this is, there will be no bass boost or boost in other frequencies (altough this is only achieved in high-end monitors).
If you do get studio monitors, i sugest you also get a subwoofer so you can really feel (yes feel, not hear) the low end frequencies.
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yeah i need to upgrade my speakers too.

but as for the sound card, when i upgraded from onboard, it made a surprising jump in quality!

enjoy your music and games

you should play BC2 with it, it sounds so good
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Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post
A source, as in a sound card?
Yes, a sound card, but also the quality of the audio itself. Make sure your listening to music at a higher bit rate to really get the full experience.

And enjoy your new sound card. But also keep in mind, that you will likely never be able to listen to lower end speakers or onboard sound ever again. lol
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
But also keep in mind, that you will likely never be able to listen to lower end speakers or onboard sound ever again. lol
So true, bad sound makes me tingle since i started to work with studio monitors and good quality P.A. speakers
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hahaha :] Thanks for all the responses guys :]

I am really excited for my speakers to come in :]

BTW, cheezypoof, cant wait to play bc2 with them
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