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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by snoogins View Post
hmm...

so whats a recommendation for a cheaper one? Only to be used with gaming and some headphones?
cheap + using headphones = Xonar DG!!!
Has headphone amp and does everything the other ones do. I know i noticed a slight boost in sound quality. I love mine. Probably the best one you can get for the price
post #22 of 29
You don't have to break the bank with high end sound...a xonar dx paired up with Sennheiser hd555's or Swan m10's is a beautiful thing.

(the m10's sub isn't the hardest hitting though...but they make up for it with awesome clarity)
post #23 of 29
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The only complaint I have with this Logitech Z623 is an odd smell when I turn up the bass using the EQ. I assume it's to do with the amount of air it's chugging through, making an icky smell of 'newness'. :/ However, another possibility is it is overheating, but I don't understand why that would happen.

Otherwise, it sounds great. I'm not going to be running house parties with a 2.1 speaker system, so I really don't care how it sounds at max volume.
All Logitech Subwoofers had this akward smell. It's not the subwoofer over heating. Best way to get rid of it is to simply turn the bass all the way up, let it run for a day just blasting out all that crap in it and then enjoy the music with it turned down to normal bass.

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Heh.

I'd love some new speakers. I have hardly any space on my desk though. It's a shame, but I really can't give up my dual monitors.

Also, @cheaper sound card - I'd honestly recommend you continue to save up and go for at least a Xonar DS. The money spent on a lower end soundcard will be wasted when you realise what you've been missing without high end audio gear and drop top $$$ on an awesome setup.
Yeah, that's where I am. I can't recommend the DG. I just don't see the purpose of it. DS is the real first step up from onboard. An XtremeMusic would work as well.
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I can't wait to install my sound card back in, onboard is just awful. Sounds come in much clearer with a sound card, and a lot of "static" type noises you hear will be gone.
     
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post #25 of 29
Don't forget: crap in, crap out.

One thing I realized: the difference between a 192k-320k mp3 and a 880k~1084k flac is like night and day on a hifi set up.
post #26 of 29
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cheap + using headphones = Xonar DG!!!
Has headphone amp and does everything the other ones do. I know i noticed a slight boost in sound quality. I love mine. Probably the best one you can get for the price
I second this. The headphone amp makes a noticeable difference.
 
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post #27 of 29
Nice read. I never really cared for Sound cards ever since they integrate it on the MoBo. LOL. But I have a question. I have a Creative Gigaworks s750 7.1 Speaker system. Do I need a sound card for it or it's fine as it is? I think it has it's built in decoder.
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post #28 of 29
Looks like you should be able to work those speakers with your motherboard.

The DG's headphone amp shouldn't make a difference unless you have headphones with higher impedance and whatever you currently have isn't powering them sufficiently.
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post #29 of 29
which opamps does it take i have extra if ne body needs em
oh wait is that advertising NO Free stuff to send out to whom needs it being a student is awesome dont you think all the deals on audio equipment specially amps
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