time for a new sound card then! but which one?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by forcer, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i'm after a good but reasonable priced card.. i definetly dont have hundreds to splash out on an audigy or something and its not required. I just want a nice card with good sound quality, and which i can record to without stuttering or anything.

    can anyone reccomend a good card that doesnt really break the bank, i will be buying this online aswell so a site reccomendation might be good aswell. thanx
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I use www.newegg.com for all my computer part needs. They have several inexpensive soundcards. The Sound Blaster Live 5.1 for $35 would probably work nicely.

    -JJB
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    ugh, not a sb live

    how much ya willing to spend?

    For under 100, you can get the best consumer card out there: MAudio Revolution 7.1

    For half that price check out the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz (also sold as the Video Logic Sonic Fury)
     
  4. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    does 7.1 and 5.1 cards work even if u dont have that sound system i only av a subwoofer and two satelite speakers
     
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    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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  6. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    turtle beach is a great card. i have one and i love it. i have the HK 695 speaker system and my music sounds great.
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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  8. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Here, I'll break the pattern and repeat a recommendation:

    Turtlebeach

    A friend had an audigy and gave up on it. Too much set up hassle, too many features.
    We got a turtle beach next and had no problems setting up and loves the sound quality. Good price too.
     
  9. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    I go for the M-Audio card!
     
  10. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

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    I use the sbLive 5.1 with the Audigy 2 driver tweak. Sounds GReat.....thx coathanger for that info.
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    don't buy creative labs.. :(

    they suck...
     
  12. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    i have Audigy sound card and seems ok now but when i first got it had nothing but problems..the thing with creative labs is bad drivers if i knew the drivers sucked that bad would of went with santa cruz heard nothing but good things about that sound card.
     
  13. devynal

    devynal The Idiot Circus Boy

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    I just purchased an Audigy 2 ZS -- love it, sound is phenomenal. I've also used Turtle Beach products and they are very nice, too.

    Audigy 2 ZS on NewEgg - $89
    Turtle Beach - Santa Cruz is $49 and $75, OEM and Retail respectively.