anyone want a laugh? well im still using a SB PCI 128 sound card

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    well I had been looking at upgrading this and I wanted to hear your view points on this little card ive had for years now ....

    I really dont need digital sound (as I have a home cinema setup via DVD and widescreen TV), all I use my computer sound for is playing games and MP3s .. so stereo quality is important.

    I have a nice speaker setup .. with 4 highend yamaha satellites via 2 subwoofers (cost over £300 in total), so the sound for playing music is really clear and effective. (well as good as ive heard from a computer setup)

    Recently I took home a SB live card from work but this sucker did not want to tango with my setup and XP and caused more problems for me than anything ive ever had, so I took it back and just replaced the old PCI128 card I have had for years. rock solid, never a problem, never any issues at all actually. just plug and hear.

    im happy, so tell me, why should I upgrade? is it worth the money?
     
  2. Necrosis

    Necrosis Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...

    Since you enjoy games, and I bet you would enjoy effects on your music and more control. I would suggest going with either the Santa Cruz or Philips Edge. You don't have to spend a whole lot, and plus get much better STABLE drivers for XP. I used to have a nice Pioneer Receiver with a 12" Polk Sub and four Yamaha bookshelf's. It sounded great but took up a lot of room in my small computer room. Plus seemed odd my computers receiver was better than my home theater receiver. So I just moved the new receiver to my home theater, and bought myself a pair of Klipsch. Really though if your content with what you have, and it works I say don't upgrade. You probably have a very nice receiver on the card anyway, so what really is the point. Remember the old saying, if it's not broke...don't fix it.
     
  3. Malus

    Malus BSD SMASH!

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    What Necrosis said. Personally, I like Phillip's better (QSound is awesome), but both brands are really good and should fit your needs quite nicely.
     

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