External Sound Card (Anyone use this?)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alyy8128, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Not completely untrue, you still need to install Creative ALchemy for Vista.
  2. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    True but overall I don't think the drivers are the same ...
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Not familiar with it. Maybe someone can share. :D But if it's based on X-Fi, and Creative doesn't have proper Vista drivers, I doubt they will have.
  4. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Creative hasn't had proper drivers for anything in years lets hope they do :mrgreen:

    CALLOFDUTY05 Newbie

    Auzentech just don't bundle the drivers (with Prelude) they got from Creative.Reports say that Auzentech takes them from Creative & rebuilds them completely so that there are no glitches or bugs present in the drivers.People who are using Prelude haven't reported any performance glitches with Vista which is a major problem for Creatives.

    Creative also provide many unnecessary applications with their drivers while Auzentech provides only the needed driver files rebuilded by them.This driver modification removes the THX certification but anyways, when the card plays far better than Creative X-Fi cards & supports on the fly DD Live & DTS decodings (DTS True HD & DD True HD in future by driver upgrades) then what more could we ask for ? :)

    Also Auzentech is much cheaper than an Elite Pro but provides Audio fidelity at par with it.
  6. alyy8128

    alyy8128 Newbie

    Wah~ price increase so fast. But, with this price, is better to wait for the Asus Xonar DX to be sell in Malaysia. :mrgreen:

    But, i think i faced a big problem now. I think my previous SB live! (CT4760) burn my motherboard now. It works perfectly with my old motherboard (Axper brand). But after i upgrade my computer and use a Gigabyte motherboard, it cannot works here. WinXP detected and assigned a correct driver for it. But still no sound come out from it. I had try different drivers for it (KX & noghq), but still failed. Now my computer can't even start-up after pressing power button. I even take out most of the hardware attached but still no use. No ram count, no hardisk spinning, not even a single beep sound. help. :faint:
  7. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    Yeah..Thinks I'll wait either for Xonar DX or D2X :p...Duh, how it burns the mobo =_=... Might be some hardware issue..Try unplugging stuffs 1 by 1 :D PSU Failure?
  8. alyy8128

    alyy8128 Newbie

    Nope. 1 by 1 unplug all the hardware until it "botak" also cannot start the computer.

    PSU got no issue at all. I can use back my old motherboard with that SB Live! at no problem now.
  9. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    damn it..Still can't wait for the card to arrive..Might wanna import it :p
  10. Digerati

    Digerati Newbie

    Where do you live? I'd import it if I were you? How much is it going to cost more anyways?
  11. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

  12. alyy8128

    alyy8128 Newbie

    Just bought my self a Creative SoundBlaster Digital Music SX.

    Sound softer than my Realtek onboard sound card. But more crisp and clear. Definitely a lot better than onboard sound card. :mrgreen:

  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Sweet! How much did you pay for it? :D
  14. iModAMD

    iModAMD Newbie

    External solutions are really good for the people who buy barebone computers and who dont have alot of space on the computers (like only 1 pci slot)
  15. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Or using notebook. :mrgreen:
  16. alyy8128

    alyy8128 Newbie

    Yup, Cause I got another laptop. Now can share this soundcard between them.

    It only have 2 channel out, so, works perfectly with my 2.1 Eacan A600-II. May not suitable for those guys with 5.1 or 7.1 surround speaker set.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2008

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