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Old February 25, 2011, 10:10 PM
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You were fortunate enough that your speakers had a high enough impedance that it didn't smoke your sound card. And you'd only get a couple watts at best. I have no doubt it at least worked by I do question just how well. A couple of watts will take you farther than most might realize but I'd bet that your soundcard was struggling to do that and I have to wonder just how much distortion there was.
Just out of curiosity, what about a soundcard with a built-in headphone amp? Probably still not really enough power, but should be a bit better/safer than using a non-amplified 3.5mm jack?
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