low budget sound card

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    im trying to get a better sound card and speakers, but i'll worry about speakers later.. my sound card is from 1998, and it sucks the monkey butt. just wondering whats good for around 50 bucks?

    thanks guys, i know you wont let me down.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz (also sold as the Videologic Sonic Fury).

    Best sound card for about $50
     
  3. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    You might wanna try to get an OEM version of the Soundblaster Live! 5.1. In The Netherlands they are sold for around 40 euros, which is about 38 dollars
     
  4. dubstar

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    turtle beach is 5.1, am i correct?
     
  5. dubstar

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    would an Audigy card be better? i might plan on scouring ebay.

    also, i would rather spend more on a 2.1 and have great quality, than spend the same on a 5.1 crappy quality.
     
  6. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    The Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 is a good buy for around $50USD. Good sound quality too.
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    yep, i got 1, very good card indeed, the virtual 5.1 and EQ is hardware based, so no CPU usage with them on
     
  8. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    All the hercules use up more CPU cycles than a Creative does.

    Turtle Beach's are pretty good from what i hear but i'm sitting on a nice and plain SB Audigy which sounds awesome to me =)

    Not like i'm using Sennheiser's to listen to my music or anything.
     
  9. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    damnit get an audigy 2 you infidels

    they rock, and come with a s****y extra sb1394 port (firewire)
    which really compliments my zen:)
     
  10. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Yeah we will all run out and buy audigy 2's as soon as you tell us where to get them for under $50.:p
     
  11. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    dont get awkward just do it boy:D
     
  12. NLM

    NLM Guest

    This guy is crazy! (o0 nlm 0o hides under his desk)
     
  13. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    LOL! :D
     
  14. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Okay but I'm gonna need your credit card info first:D
     
  15. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    The thing that you need to tell us is how much do you plan to spend on speakers? A SB Live 5.1 and a nice set of speakers will sound much better than an Audigy and some POS speaker setup. I guess my point is: Don't worry about spending the extra to get an audigy if it's going to cut down the amount you can spend on speakers...
    I recommend the SBLive 5.1, a great card.
     
  16. dubstar

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    when the time comes, i plan on spending around 100 for speakers.. possibly just 2.1, maybe 4.1, but if i decide 5.1 (which im 90% sure i wont, i want surround with my tv before i get it with the freaking computer), i'd spend somewhere around 150-200
     
  17. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Get M-Audio Revolution 24 bit. Note: Audigy 2 is not really 24 bit.
     
  18. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    TerraTec Aureon Fun
    I have the TerraTec Aureon Space 7.1. My opinion it produces a better sound quality and performance than the Audigy 2. With that the Aureon Fun is an excellent card to check into.
     
  19. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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  20. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    WTF is it then.

    im sure your getting it mixed up with the audigy 1 that only had 96khz audio from spdif socket