Published on 24th October 2011 by
Originally Posted by sotu1Genuinely interested here. How easy is it to switch between the PS3/Xbox/PC? Does it mean reaching behind each platform everytime I want to change platforms? Or Just a little switch on that remote thingy? Got great headphones already but love improving my sound.
Originally Posted by WaynioI'd love a good quality usb sound card that could rival my auzentech prelude x-fi so I could happily switch over to mini-ATX, got to have ok gpu & sound card :) or better yet, nice quality onboard audio instead of the usual rubbish.
I feel like this isn't it though, I tried 1 of the x-fi external ones a while ago & found it to be no good.
Originally Posted by stoff3rThis unit tells me that all the capacitors, electrodes and capacitors and what not on the bigger cards, like the creative X-fi xtreme gamer edition, is just for show and does nothing to enhance soundquality on digital sound.
Originally Posted by wafflesomdIf you only need stereo output with no silly dolby or x-fi stuff then you options are pretty much unlimited.
Originally Posted by stoff3rNo I have no experience what so ever. But it seems as though this does allmost the same job with no capacitors or the extra circuitry, thus rendering them useless... Also, after what I have experienced with a wide variety of both high and low quallity stereo outputs is that you'll need a pretty good amplifier to really notice the difference in soundquality. Buying a good or different headset on the other hand, will give you extreme differences right away.
I may be on the top of my head here but it's just what I have experienced or "heard" through the years, buying soundcards and mp3 players yet not noticing changes in sound other than the omission of "hiss".
I currently have the X-fi xtreme gamer fatal1ty ed. just for the record.
Originally Posted by stoff3rThis unit tells me that all the capacitors, electrodes and capacitors and what not on the bigger cards, like the creative X-fi xtreme gamer edition, is just for show and does nothing to enhance soundquality on digital sound. What you do get with an expensive soundcard is silence, no background noise.
However I have never really felt any different connecting my hifi headsets to creatives soundcards vs onboard audio like nvidias "soundstorm" etc.
Invest money in an expensive headset to get good audio, then buy a soundcard if it's on sale later.
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