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Windows 7: Bose Speakers


01 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i would recommend getting a dedicated sound-card before speakers.

what do others think?
alright so what sound card will you recommend?


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01 Dec 2010   #12

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Right in the sweet zone. There are less expensive and much more costly.
Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card XONAR-DX at TigerDirect
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01 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

i searched for reviews on asus xonar d2x, and found its not good for gaming? is that true?
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01 Dec 2010   #14

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02 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i would recommend getting a dedicated sound-card before speakers.

what do others think?
This. Get a sound card like mine : the HT|Omega Claro. It's maybe 169$, but it's worth it. If you use headphones, get the Claro+ that has enhanced features for headphones + all the things from normal Claro. Avoid Crapative (read : Creative) products because simply, the drivers support is horrible and sound qualité is inferior. The only thing about HT|Omega is that it uses a PCI port compared for a PCI-Express x1 for Crapative.

Speakers, I really can't say... never had 5.1 or 7.1 sets... only Stereos (2 speakers; 2.1 speakers). But Stereo-wise, the current set of Eagle Arion I have is pretty good except that... they have a high failure rate within' the warranty period. In other words, I'm pretty sure you'll have to send them in at least once for exchange during the 1 year warranty.

@pparks1 Thanks for those great links about Bose. Reputation +1.
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02 Dec 2010   #16

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post

thanks but no thanks, no creative, they are sh!t
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02 Dec 2010   #17

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Not so! But to each their own, I run mine optical out into a separate DAC and it's quite nice. Sound quality is paramount for me and gaming noise is not so much. Your mileage may vary!
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02 Dec 2010   #18

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Not so! But to each their own, I run mine optical out into a separate DAC and it's quite nice. Sound quality is paramount for me and gaming noise is not so much. Your mileage may vary!
If you do that, is it accurate to say that you are bypassing the sound card, since the output you hear comes from that outboard DAC?
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02 Dec 2010   #19
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Not so! But to each their own, I run mine optical out into a separate DAC and it's quite nice. Sound quality is paramount for me and gaming noise is not so much. Your mileage may vary!
If you do that, is it accurate to say that you are bypassing the sound card, since the output you hear comes from that outboard DAC?
Very much so. Basically unless there is a feature that a sound card provides over onboard when using the digital connection, you might as well just use onboard.
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02 Dec 2010   #20

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There was no on board optical. And I still run my monitor speakers with it and some 900 mhz wireless speakers.
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