Sound cards

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Shrek, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. Shrek

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  2. Jz1397-5

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    the standard in PC audio is the Audigy. (Audigy 2 coming out soon)
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Audigy (and Creative in general) have really crappy drivers. I would stay away from Creative until they fix this. The Hercules Game Theater XP 6.1 is a really good buy as far as I've heard and I'm thinking of buying one myself. There is also a 7.1 card, but it does not have the external rack.
     
  4. Nismo83

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    Go for Audigy.. though i would suggest Audigy 2..

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  5. KrayzieVanh

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    My friend has it... I think its really good... really good buy too!
     
  6. Jz1397-5

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    do that, but the Audigy is supported by mostly everyone, and it runs on mostly all pro desktops. but you have to get around the price, i have the MP3+ and that was $100 when i bought it.
     
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    Thats a good point,I doubt the hercules will be as well supported as the audigy,and getting round the price of the audigy is easy I can get a OEM version for £49.35 on www.overclockers.co.uk.
     
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    Thx $tUy_B for them links.
    The reviews of the Hercules Game Theater XP 6.1 are very good I've not seen a bad one yet.
     
  10. stuy_b

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    As usual no one posted any hard review facts, so I thought i should!.

    Hope it helps m8.
     
  11. Shrek

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    Indeed it does help me alot m8,as I've decided to go for the Hercules Game Theater XP 6.1 now I've read some reviews.
     
  12. Goatman

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, do you need that breakout box to have the outputs for the Game Theatre XP 6.1??
     
  13. Shrek

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    Yes u do as the only connection on the card is the one that connects it to the box.
     
  14. Sazar

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    another great sound card to get would be the turtle beach santa cruz

    awesome sound..

    the audigy gamer/mp3+ can be bought at some repuatable places oem for around 50-60 dollars... good cards... I have no probs with them..

    the santa cruz should run the same price and again my brother has this and has had no problems at all with it...

    note that I have creative speakers... and with the creative audigy card they do come alive compared to my old rig :)

    not used hercules gamer so I cant comment on it..

    extigy btw... EXCELLENT... not worth the money but if you can get it on the cheap someplace... buy it... EXCELLENT..

    I am speaking from personal experience with these products... those that I have used... and I am a hardcore gamer/multimedia person...
     
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    The audigy mp3+ is not available in the UK so I couldn't get it if I wanted it which I don't.
     
  16. stuy_b

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    Looks like a great bit of kit m8.
     
  17. Shrek

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    For £81 I can't go wrong really.
     
  18. Goatman

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    I don't like having to have that box connected all the time, I like the way Creative Labs did the sound blaster's add-on drive.