help me, please, find an audio solution!
I come to this forum, signed up, in fact, to post my Question, as i have seen, over the months, that you all Know Your Stuff!
I would like an audio solution for my new computer.
I must use headphones. I live where speakers would bother many people. I "treated" my self, early this month with a sennheiser 599 headphone. It arrived last week, quite a difference with my "old" computer.
I listen a lot to music. I also play games. I will install a higher def sound file for skyrim special, for my new computer, in fact.
even at 77 years old and have lost frequencies over like 13,000, i can still hear well. I appreciate good reproduction.
my "old" computer, the current computer, i had ecollegepc build it, i highly recommend these guys. ecollegepc.com.
they only had three options for sound, the two "better" were the audigy 5 Rx, and the creative Z, a more expensive card but i have read that it is wonderful for games but not for music. I bought the audigy 5 Rx. it does sound good with the sennheiser .
I had these guys build me a "new" computer, this month. a step up. my old computer is over 2 years old and the cost of a new computer will only be much higher, soon, due to tariff stuff, so last week it came.
I also use the same audigy 5 Rx in it, too. sounds good.
and here is my problem of Choice and choosing.
the new motherboard, the asus prime z390, to go with my upgrade to i7 processor, comes with an onboard realtek sound system.
the S1220A 8-channel with crystal sound 3. there is even a headphone amplifier that comes with this realtek!
[apparently one of the higher level quality realteks.]
the audigy 5 Rx basically comes with "nuthin"! no midi settings, no equalizer settings for bass and treble, no headphone amp. i can only slightly tweak the bass and treble using the windows settings.
right away, I have a Choice: should i go with the realtek or the audigy?!
then there is the extra added attraction, the audigy fx
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp.
Easily converts the PC into a cinematic entertainment system by providing a compelling 5.1 surround sound
Advanced Audio Processing with SBX Pro Studio, a suite of Sound Blaster audio processing technologies that let you bring out the best in your audio
Includes the Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel, PC software that puts you in full control of the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies
600 ohm headphone amp for high performance, studio grade monitoring
106 SNR and 24-bit 192kHz DAC (Playback) and 96kHz ADC (Recording)
[Amazon, $40. seems there is a driver/program pack for win 10, on creative site. This puppy is only about $40 and has good reviews and it has the midi and equalizer settings and the headphone amp. I really do not need, i *think*, a headphone amp but the sennheiser 599 is one number below the 600 series, they require one, probably an amp would make a difference with the 599.
should buy this audigy fx, over using the onboard or the audigy 5 Rx? would this card improve my audio experience over what I have, already? or is this card full of "problems" , problems that some have experienced with win 7 and 8?
or I could find a even *better* sound card, one under $100, please, i have blown my budget already on that new computer!
is there a card that betters the sound and music, over both creative cards and that realtek high-end version onboard?!
Last edited by freestonew; 05-17-2019 at 06:27 AM.
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