Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by silky62678, Apr 12, 2003.
How good is the Asus A7N8X soundstorm vs the soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum ?
i hope someone answers this, i'm interested too
well i can say that im pretty impressed with my audigy 2 INTERNAL card has good features and stuff the sound quality is excellent...
but the software is bloated and the drivers are just sodding about all the time... but its creative theyve never been good with drivers...but theyre improving
this is a review from tom's hardware on sound cards:
it focuses on performance that it affects in games. nvidia's offering does really well in performance, but as I read in another article, the sound quality is comparative to the Sound Blaster Live!. If you have really good speakers, you would appreciate the Audigy2 more, but if you don't, you probably couldn't tell the difference in quality.
I have been using the top of the range creative cards eversince the AWE32 basically i have not been able to fault them i currently own a audigy 2 plat and its a fantastic pice of kit and i have had no problems at all with the drivers out the box and the newer ones off the net. Basically all major games will always support the latest creative standards such as EAX 3 etc. But it comes down to what you WANT TO DO. The creative card is only worth it if you wish to do more than simply play games and listern to the odd mp3, but if your like me and you watch a lot of movies, listern to alot of sound and do mixing/ sound editing you will love this card.
(as other have said though is no good have great signal to noise ratios etc if you have naff speakers!)
I've got an Audigy (took a while to sort things out, with no help from Creative), but for many, Creative sound cards/software continue to cause many problems. Their UK forum has post after post of people moaning. I for one am very tired of Creative's arrogant attitude, and will not spend any of my hard earned cash with them again.
its so hard to compare them.. nobody seems to have heard both of them... bummer.
I do pro audio for a living and using an Audigy 2 card (platnium) for the past 2 months. Prior to that I was using a 5.1 live. For my ears, I could hear a huge differance, of course thats what I do for a living. I have to hear the slightest changes in sound. I've read up on Soundstorm, but honestly I'm not impressed. Its decent, but it has a long way to go. From what I can tell, its just as a good as a 5.1. I've been using creative products for the most part and haven't had any problems. I did get a soundcard a few years ago (I think it has the aureal2 chipset) and was very disappointed. I know some people have problems with their cards, but so do people with their video cards . Its normal. If you really want a good card, get a Gina soundcard. But even then, the Audigy 2 is catching up. I have noticed quite a few software companies (audio software) are still recommending the soundblaster live 5.1 for use with their software. My 2 cents. Hope that helps.