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Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 7.1 Soundcard - PCI-Express

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145851

I just had the pleasure of buying corsair's fantastic new speaker series, the SP2500 Model, and they sound amazing.

At the moment I'm using onboard.

But everywhere I looked it said to use a dedicated sound card for best sound quality.

While I don't doubt that it's true, I'm just wondering how much difference it will make exactly?

I'm assuming since these are good quality, a dedicated sound card will have a significant improvement on sound quality.

What do you guys think?
Edited by Korruptive - 3/30/11 at 12:08am
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post #2 of 14
it'll make a difference.

I'm mostly a headphones guy, so I haven't really looked too far into how much of a difference it makes for speakers, but it should make a difference.

Of course, it depends on how critical you are at listening, and how much you actually care about the sound

The corsair speakers, while somewhat expensive and probably pretty nice, are definitely not even close to being top of the line speakers.
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I should have phrased differently, I know there are speaker systems that cost thousands and are no doubt better, but most people spend about $40-100 on speakers and these are a sort of high-end compared to average computer speakers
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Yes, it'll make a difference. The Corsair SP2500 is not a top of the line speaker system.


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I should have phrased differently, I know there are speaker systems that cost thousands and are no doubt better, but most people spend about $40-100 on speakers and these are a sort of high-end compared to average computer speakers
No, you could've gotten better speakers with that amount of money.
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post #5 of 14
your speakers should be pretty decent though, so they should be able to see some sort of improvement with a dedicated sound card.

I would recommend something else, like an ASUS sound card though. In my experience, they sound better. That, or if you like to listen to music a lot more than game, an external DAC.
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You don't "really" need the Fatal1ty edition TBH, I also don't know much about those speakers as I stick with the M-Audio series. But as long as you have the product to produce the good sound a sound card does make a HELL of a difference. Especially if you use the software equalizer with it, you can gain unprecedented clarity with the highs and get some kill thuds if you setup the crossover frequency correctly.

Recommended buy - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829271002

This is the card of your dreams and for the same price without shipping. Personally the few extra Euro would be well worth it IMO.

Quote:
For other countries, please email to sales@htomega.com
Free shipping for domestic orders, $15.00 Worldwide. And International orders also received the 30-day return perid and full guaranty.

If that is to much of a hassle then I'd go with this as a backup - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132007

Believe me when I say... Creative is not all they are cracked up to be. I am an owner of one and can't wait to switch to an HT Omega,
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Yes, it'll make a difference. The Corsair SP2500 is not a top of the line speaker system.



No, you could've gotten better speakers with that amount of money.
This.

Also Fatality equipment is gimmicky and you pay for the fancy box.
    
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Yes, it'll make a difference. The Corsair SP2500 is not a top of the line speaker system.



No, you could've gotten better speakers with that amount of money.
Yes, he could've gotten better speakers with that amount of money but his point was that his setup is better than the $40 logitech/altec lansing speakers many computer users buy.
    
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post #9 of 14
I'd suggest you get the Xonar DX, D1, DS, or even the DG. If you really want Creative sound card, then go for the Titanium. No need for Fatal1ty edition IMO, not worth the price.
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What's wrong with these speakers? I don't want a 5.1 setup, and these sound really nice.
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