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Which Soundcard to buy?

By josbd
Jun 21, 2005
  1. At the outset, I should say I am interested in good quality music playback, rather than surround sound for gaming.

    I have an old SB Audigy, and would now like to upgrade. I don't have a whole heap of money, but am not sure whether merely swapping for an Audigy 2 of whichever type would make much difference. ie would it be worth saving up for something rather better?

    Therefore, any suggestions and experiences would be much appreciated!

    :D
     
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    an audigy witha audigy2 sounds really good, but there are many other options like going for a better digital speaker system, then as a last measure try getting the audigy2
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Get a Via Envy24 based card such as the Fortissimo IV by Hercules. Much better sound quality then Creative cards & at least you still have EAX 2.0 support. :p
     
  4. josbd

    josbd TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 192

    It is only a pity that you can't audition these things as you would with a piece of hi-fi kit, but there we go.

    I thought the Fortissimo was aimed at gamers?

    Would I be correct in thinking that those of us who are interested in listening to high quality music are pretty poorly served?
     
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