Originally Posted by AzO
Wow, we have a new armchair philosopher on this forum.
Have you experienced 21st century onboard sound? Or are you just hopping on the "onboard sucks" bandwagon like everyone else?
Oh, btw that scoreboard screenshot is meaningless, at least cuad's screen shot actually has his name in it.
He was joking with the picture, Also onboard audio is still onboad audio they can make new chipsets all they want. It still uses cheap components. That Xonar DG supasses onboard audio just like older Audigy cards.
No one is jumping on the so called " onboard audio sucks" bandwagon. Onboard audio will never be as good as a addon card til they stop using cheap components. Using AD700 on onboard audio would be a waste of money. As the AD700s isnt gonna the way it suppose to. it be like me trying to use my AKGs on onboard audio.
I had to use onboard audio my self many times while waiting for sound cards to come.I in up having to use older audigy cards or a usb SB live 24bit I had laying around.
Azo simca is helping the op, the fact is onboard audio doesnt hold a candle to even the DS or the DG. The op would benfit from the sound card and the headphones, then trying to use headphones with onboard audio. in turn the headphones wouldnt sound that good because of that.
Op what simca suggest is what i also suggest, the JVC he mention are like the AD700s with simlair sound signature . I have used AD700s on onboard audio before when i was waiting a sound card to come and they do not sound good when using thru the onboard audio. so that be the worst thing you can do even tho you wouldnt as it past your budget.Edited by admflameberg - 3/1/11 at 8:36pm