Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alyy8128, Apr 22, 2008.
Preferably not, even if you can physically do that.
What performance do you think a sound card can gain from PCIe?
Don't you know the unwritten rule about audio products...if you haven't heard of the brand before, that probably means it's good
That's another good option, but only for stereo sound and only if you have the equipment to make it worthwhile.
On that note, what speakers/headphones are you going to be using, alyy8128?
any comment for this?
ha... nothing much lah. I'm just using a set of Eacan A-600II (2.1). Sometimes Panasonic Stereo Headphone, or Cap Ayam's Headset with Mic.
I always have a soundcard in my computer (since 15 years ago, from the first SB 16bit -> SB Live! -> SB Live SE!). Just feeling un-comfortable without using a sound card.
SB16 is that old? Damn I'm old! My first card was a SB Pro compatible crap card, then AWE32 Value, SB Live, SB Live SE, EMU 0404 now...
Wah~~ the EMU 0404 is so professional. What speakers you connect to?
Last time my friend use SB Live! ZS + Megawork to fight with his housemate with SB Live! ZS + Logitech Z5500. (Both of them using Laptop). So, his neighbors and other housemate are suffer lah.
I use purely for music playback only. I use NAD C3200BEE amp, with Wharfedale 9.1 bookshelf. But I use my Audio Technica ATH-AD900 headphones most of the time.
Wah~~~~so not scare about managtic? Normal Speakers and Amp got very high managtic force~
Most speakers are magnetic shielded now. At least mine doesn't have subwoofer, which is even stronger.
But computer speaker is Proven to be well magnetic shield, but others might not have.
Anyway, we not using CRT anymore. Which is more affected by magnetic speakers.
But i'm still using crt :/[email protected] does that mean if using a lousy soundcard with a very good amp and bookshelf speakers performs much better ?
If your speakers are not shielded... then your CRT display may show moire patterns.
errr, I mean still using crt ..nothing to do with shield thingie ..Just wondering if better amp+ bookshelf speaker is more than enough. Rather then have to spend few hundreds on soundcard?
You were not referring to what alyy8128 said?
"Anyway, we not using CRT anymore. Which is more affected by magnetic speakers."
Depends. Sound cards come with a dedicated DSP. That takes away the load from the CPU. Better sound cards also come with better filters and digital-to-analogue converters.
Not true. I've owned computer speakers that wasn't magnetic shielded, especially subwoofer, which is even more dangerous because it's usually closer to the casing.
Lacus: amp+speakers is not cheap. It costs me about RM2k.
I know. But then, lets say i got the same amp+Bookshelf speaker you own...Do i actually need a better soundcard for it?
I would say everything is important, source is just as important. A good set of speakers will show your weakness of sound card.
Anyway, the onborad sound chip also consume the CPU power, which will affect the overall computer processing speed. Somemore, onboard have higher noise level (typical -85db compared to -100++db for soundcard). If you have a good speakers, you tend to notice the small small noise.
Ahh, the thing is..I can't decide on a better card yet ..Was eyeing on the Asus Donar DX..then was thinking..why don't i go for D2X
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