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Blu December 28, 2010 07:30 PM

Will I notice a difference?
 
Will I notice a difference if I get this sound card,
NCIX.com - Buy Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD PCI-E Sound Card RCA Optical IN/OUT - 70SB127000002 In Canada.

Instead of my onboard and graphics card hdmi sound ports on these speakers?
NCIX.com - Buy Sony SRSDB500 2.1 300W PC Speaker System 2XMINI Stereo 1XRCA - SRSDB500 In Canada.

What would you think? Would my overall movie/tv experience be better with or without the card.

YukonTrooper December 28, 2010 07:53 PM

Doubt it, unless you plan on making a significant speaker upgrade down the road or you're using quality headphones.

Slik December 29, 2010 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blu (Post 467996)
Will I notice a difference if I get this sound card,
NCIX.com - Buy Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium HD PCI-E Sound Card RCA Optical IN/OUT - 70SB127000002 In Canada.

Instead of my onboard and graphics card hdmi sound ports on these speakers?
NCIX.com - Buy Sony SRSDB500 2.1 300W PC Speaker System 2XMINI Stereo 1XRCA - SRSDB500 In Canada.

What would you think? Would my overall movie/tv experience be better with or without the card.

That card does NOT support 5.1 Analog. It is Stereo analog. If you ever decide to go with 5.1 Desk Top speakers,which are Analog,you are a bit screwed.

Blu December 29, 2010 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slik (Post 468082)
That card does NOT support 5.1 Analog. It is Stereo analog. If you ever decide to go with 5.1 Desk Top speakers,which are Analog,you are a bit screwed.

That's what I'll be using however...

Pine December 29, 2010 12:10 PM

Yes, you will notice a difference. However, it's not completely worth the investment unless you're using a quality pair of cans or some higher-end stereo speakers.

chrisk December 29, 2010 12:21 PM

I got the X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro (5.1 support) and I noticed a big difference. I would have gotten an Auzentech Forte if they were available, as I prefer Auzen over Creative.

I have decent speakers though (Logitech Z-5300). Not crazy good, but good enough for me.


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