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Old October 26, 2012, 03:22 PM
terrybear terrybear is offline
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Originally Posted by draemn View Post
Then don't wast your money on a sound card unless you get into the higher end audio solutions (i.e. over $400). That sound-card is pretty damn good. Very good SNR, a nice array of Dolby features (at least my UD5 has a good set of software features) and good sound quality with almost zero noise.

As for the post above me, my ears don't hear much of a difference (with my Sennheisers HD515) between the onboard ALC889 chip and my Xonar Essence STX. Until I put on my HD650s, I would have said my sound-card was a waste of money.
Yes maybe if you dont have that great of a ear as well, but you forget about the other biggest thing of all .... cpu usage/resources can be up to 10% when using a onboard sound solution ..
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