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Creative Inspire T5900 Speakers reccomend sound card?

By James NFFC fan
Aug 11, 2005
  1. I have recently purchased the T5900 5.1 speakers from Amazon UK for use with my Toshiba Qosmio G10-100. Firstly, can anyone tell me if my Qosmio supports 5.1 audio output, I'm pretty sure it does with it being a Media Center PC and all, and secondly, can anyone recommend an affordable sound card that would enable me to use the 5.1 speakers properly, playing background noises etc. I have seen that Creative offer options here but I'm not sure specifically what I need... A PC Card would be good seeing as it's a laptop I have.
    Thanks, James
     
  2. James NFFC fan

    James NFFC fan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    P.s.

    P.S. I'm a bit of a novice so don't be too technical with me... I'm not bad at computing but I need newer things explaining to me clearly.
    Thanks
     
  3. pkillur

    pkillur TS Rookie

    I have nearly (bit older model) the same speakers, and I use an audigy 2. AT the time I bought it (2 + years ago) the audigy was like $120, but now it's like 50-70 USD here in the states. It is a good place to go to get 5.1. Creative is the best mainstream audio card mfg.

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  4. James NFFC fan

    James NFFC fan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Audigy

    Thanks I'll look into it $50-70 is only about £30
     
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    Far as I can tell your Laptop doesn't support 5.1 analog output. As such you'd need a USB Soundcard. As you're aware Creative does several USB Soundcards which support 5.1. Philips also has a 5.1 Aurilium out there too, several others do too. If you use 5.1 soundcard as a search phrase you'll find them :)
     
  6. James NFFC fan

    James NFFC fan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Creative Soundblaster Live

    I found the Soundblaster Live! External on Amazon, that should do the job right? It is affordable for me too.
    - James -
     
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