Originally Posted by LancerVI
I have the Sound Blaster Ae-9. Sounds Amazing!!!!! The breakout box with a pair of Sennheiser 650s; I didn't realize how good it would sound. It's pretty amazing.
Just upgraded from X-Fi Titanium HD.
Really? I believed sound is amazing.
Everyone who visit me and we play games can't believe how sound is nice and look speakers, some ancient Creative Inspire...
I say it's not speakers, it's SBZxR. But I believe AE-9 is better and optimized for Windows 10.
Too bad I don't have money to replace SBZxR.
Is it AE-7 same board as AE-9 only without DAC? Or weaker sound card.
Dedicate high end sound card give you such clear realistic sound effects even when sound is loud.
No distortion. If I replace SBZxR with onboard audio, sound will be like I turn volume for 20% and sound quality will be lost.
Bass and treble will be higher 20-30%... etc and I will not hear some effects at all. No gaming without good sound card, at least SBZ.
I would like so much to try AE-9 and Audioengine A2+ or A5+.
That's paradise, one of best setup for gaming at the moment.
I don't use headphones but Sennheiser is only brand I would pay. They are specialized for them and I would never bought headphones from some of PC brands. Sennheiser cost 250-260$ but worth, have gaming and Audiophille headphones.