BB code is On. Now the Sound Blaster X detects my device, but none of the settings there has any effect on the sound. They think onboard is really good, once they hear a good soundcard they want the better sound quality. Can’t find your answer? Silicon Lottery Case Labs.

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Wondering if there’s any point getting an extra sound card on a pair of speakers like, say, the Swan M50Ws http: By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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Which is better Extreme 4s Realtek ALC or Sound Blaster Titanium Fa – Components

Especially for gaming as game houses spend a great deal of time and money developing the audio aspect of games and to use an onboard and some cheap plastic speakers that came with the keyboard is a shame! Quote message in reply? I’m trying to install APO Driver version 1.

Specs-wise, the Xonar DG should theoretically amp your headphones better if your headphones ever need it, though the on-board can produce louder volume from Windows Audio settings. Am I overlooking something? If you want great sound for your games, movies and music, get some good hardware. Onboard audio seems to rfaltek come a long way, esp with the ALC audio codec. Hey alanfox can you activate this version of Dolby HT on driver.


Nahimic 3 Preview A sound card will always be needed when you care about audio,until motherboard makers start getting serious and start using better components for the audio layout.

THink my swans are still burning in as well. I imagine through the Swan’s you would notice a difference. It’s because they have sub-par speakers or headphones, Which makes it harder for slc898 to notice the difference.

Realtek ALC898 vs Asus Xonar DX

Then of course you wont notice the sound card outputting better analog quality then your on-board. You must log in or register to reply here.

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But, if all your doing is using the sound card for speakers, then the DX is a alc988 choice. Your name or email address: You do not need expensive speakers to see the clear difference.

Diogo Silva May 16, Then loaded registry for both. I don’t know many older model soundcards still sound better over the latest onboards. How to fix this? I got it working, thank you.

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For a better experience, please rexltek JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Forget the onboards, leave them for Grandmas windows sounds.

X-fi’s processing chip which takes load cycles off the CPU may have been worthwhile inbut with todays multi-core processors its probably pointless.

Forums New posts Search forums. Well sometimes, it is just that people just haven’t heard a better option. So my steps were these: More about realtek alc asus xonar.

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