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hmm wow i have overlooked my sounds card as i thought this was all a thing of the past... LOL maybe i should maybe pick up a sound card I too am rocking 2.1 logitechs and logitech g35 headset... the sound card would do what.. I am noticing like at high levels of volume 70% or more that the youtube videos and some random songs get distorted and sound like a crappy verbals.(staticy)
    
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hmm wow i have overlooked my sounds card as i thought this was all a thing of the past... LOL maybe i should maybe pick up a sound card I too am rocking 2.1 logitechs and logitech g35 headset... the sound card would do what.. I am noticing like at high levels of volume 70% or more that the youtube videos and some random songs get distorted and sound like a crappy verbals.(staticy)

A good sound card will only make it sound worse. It doesn't magically improve low bitrate audio.
    
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aw so what would a good sound card benefit me... if i wanted to eventually go to 5.1 surround sound? what would it benefit my 2.1 logitech seakers and g35 headset. rich deeper bass?
    
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My 2.1 speakers and headphones both sound better with the Xonar than they did with onboard sound.

I have a set of Sennheiser HD415's and on the pc for speakers a set of Creative 2.1 I-Trigue 3400's. Much better sound with both from a $25 sound card.
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aw so what would a good sound card benefit me... if i wanted to eventually go to 5.1 surround sound? what would it benefit my 2.1 logitech seakers and g35 headset. rich deeper bass?
For gaming, I would suggest a sound card, especially since sound cards are capable of post processing effects like EAX 5.0. You can then buy a couple of active speakers and run them to the sound card.

Otherwise, for movies and music, I would actually bypass a sound card and buy a entry level receiver with a HDMI port.
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