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05 Dec 2011   #1
OCIR

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 
Sound

Hi just to ask i got a saberthooth x58 mr and it has realtech audio dould a soundblaster xtream music sound card be better the sb card is about 3 years old


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05 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Better at what?

If you mean general sound quality when listening to music, I think the Realtek will work as well as the Soundblaster.

The Soundblaster might have some features that are not on the Realtek.

If you want to improve sound quality, look at your amplifier, headphones, or speakers.
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05 Dec 2011   #3
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You could Google the specifications for both the Realtek and SB soundcards, but generally I agree with the above. In terms of sound quality, unless you're a hardcore audiophile you won't notice the difference.

The areas where I see them differing the most are
  1. connection options (analog, digital, 5.1, mic/line inputs, back and front jacks), and
  2. support for "what you hear" (stereo-mix) recording and full-duplex (for voice chat).
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05 Dec 2011   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I agree with the others, current technology Integrated sound systems are as good on recording and sound reproduction as add on sound cards.

Unless there is some specific need for the optional added features of a separate sound card, it's not needed.
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