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Dr.SharK

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#1 12 years ago

Ok, so im upgrading my comp soon, first of all with a new sound card. I have an AC'97 ACL850 on my mobo (ASUS A8N-E), which is not enough to support more than 4 speakers on my headset (right, left, front, rightfront)

So im looking for some new cards so i can use my headset.

I was looking at something like this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829117105

Or this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102001

I know the second one would do fine, but what about the first one? I cant spent more than max 60 bucks on it, so i cant get X-Fi or anything like that.

For your information my headset is a Dolby Surround Sound, Sharkoon Cosmic 5.1 Sub. Features: • 8 speakers, incl. subwoofer with vibration • Wired audio controller (separate volume adjustment for each channel) • Blue LED for status indication • Detachable microphone • Extremely high wearing comfort: cushioned head strap, turnable ear pads • Universal connectivity via 3.5 mm stereo plugs (e.g. to your hi-fi system, DVD player, TV, etc.)

(from their site)

As you can see, it would be great to get all the speakers working, so any advice on a <-60 bucks card that can deliver good sound, I'll hit it! :)

-Dr.SharK




Cap'n Rommel

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#2 12 years ago

I'm not sure Newegg ships to Denmark




Huffardo

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#3 12 years ago

SB Audigy SE: http://www.itbutikken.dk/i/98815/1.htm 278DKK. 321DKK including shipping. It should be much better than the Aopen card, but wouldn't that ACL850 work too, it's 7.1, isn't it?




LS?Master

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#4 12 years ago

You should get the Sound Blaster X-FI: http://www.newegg...Item=N82E16829102188. It is the shit on my dads comp. I am thinking about borrowing it ;) We will just have to see.




Huffardo

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#5 12 years ago

Meh, the X-FI is way over his budget, and I can assure you that Audigy SE is good enough to someone who is used to integrated sound. ;)

At least if it's anywhere close as good as my Audigy2, I'm not sure about it, but read a few good reviews and find out.




Dr.SharK

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#6 12 years ago

I think ill go with the Audigy then :) i dont need uber killer sound, just clear 3D surround is enough for me. :) Thanks for the advice :)

-Dr.SharK




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#7 12 years ago

Shame about the budget... I was about to recommend HDA's X-Plosion. Not the greatest strictly for music, but a bloody capable card. Especially for the inclusion of DDL and DTS Connect.