But it still sounded flat no matter what. Mar 18, Posts: Yes, my password is: No, create an account now. The noise was present. The Audigy 2 supported up to 6.

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I did try to match my previous EQ settings with the Audigy but it didnt sound right to me. Fri Apr 16, Is there any good reason to use an Audigy 2 sound card anymore? CraftishJan 5, Wed Apr 14, 8: This results in a horn loaded style response curve which is very flat Mister XDec 30, It was the first gaming-oriented sound hardware add-on board for notebooks that offered full hardware acceleration of 3D audio along with high-fidelity audio output quality.

I mentioned the noise issue because other posters brought it up. It’s silly because I’m familiar with the motherboard you have- it’s pretty good onboard- as well as the soundcard you have- it’s middling- and altfrnative differences aren’t large it’s mostly hiss IME. Not 3rd party but original new ones. But it still sounded flat no matter what.

I realize it doesn’t have much to do with the X-Fi cards from Creative, but no one seems to have tested it, which is odd since it seems like one of the few alternatives to the Realtec codecs. This section needs expansion.


The next rig I build I will retire the card and I’ll move onto a receiver setup. Wed Apr 14, 7: Sign up to get insider deals first, exclusive promotions and more delivered to your inbox each week. And the noise is not something of mine “fucking up” as its obviously occurring with some other folks.

Alternayive taking it personally, just stating that I didn’t like the sound.

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI Sound Card

I always prefer to run fewer add-on cards on my system because it makes ahdigy easier. Donnie27Jan 3, You hear anything and everything absolutly amazing!!! Sep 22, Posts: I understand and agree to the terms above and am in full knowledge of the product I am purchasing. I’d be curious if I’d get a major, noticable improvement in alternatvie output to a dedicated amplifier.

If you had no problems with your DS3L then maybe I got the one that does have problems with it, so I still see no reason to change it as long as my Audigy works.

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Dec 31, 5. Unless he had problems with it, wants to free up a slot or the onboard sounded better to him, I believe there is no reason to ditch it right now.

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View our privacy policy. Dec 4, Posts: If your receiver has the option, why not use it to do the bass management?

While this results in good quality video even on basic systems, the device cannot be used by software that uses the standard DirectShow or VfW interface.

What I do alternatvie silly is some ppl seemingly not being able to accept that others would choose a soundcard vs onboard if it works for them.

It had a special drive though.

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