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Windows 7: Sound Cards and Music/Game settings

25 Oct 2010   #11
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
...May even find yourself joining the ranks of us that say to those that think onboard is "good enough" that...
Lordbob75, I am also interested in what you think. For years, I hated onboard sound with a righteous passion. Then a while back I built a computer for someone on a tight budget and with decent speakers it wasn't too bad. Since then, I've skipped the sound card business (also a Creative hater these days) and stuck with the onboard sound myself. I'll be interested in hearing what I might be missing.


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25 Oct 2010   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
...May even find yourself joining the ranks of us that say to those that think onboard is "good enough" that...
Lordbob75, I am also interested in what you think. For years, I hated onboard sound with a righteous passion. Then a while back I built a computer for someone on a tight budget and with decent speakers it wasn't too bad. Since then, I've skipped the sound card business (also a Creative hater these days) and stuck with the onboard sound myself. I'll be interested in hearing what I might be missing.
I can tell you now that I have used the onboard sound on my motherboard just fine for about 2 years now.
I messed with my old Creative Audigy Sound Blaster, but it (and its drivers) were WAY more trouble than it was worth.

Never noticed a huge difference there, but I am hoping that the Asus card will at least give me good drivers. That would be worth the $60 at this point.

Also, anyone have tips on getting iTunes to sound better?
I listen to heavy metal (and some other types of music such as Jazz and classical), and it always sounds a little weak sometimes...

~Lordbob
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25 Oct 2010   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Use a different media player? No idea about itunes, but I can hear a definite difference between WMP and Winamp with Winamp sounding far better.

As for the debate between onboard and an actual card here is a thread that has been going about it for the last 4 1/2 years,

Onboard Sound Vs. Add in Sound Card - Guru3D.com Forums
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25 Oct 2010   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

itunes still have a EQ? Maybe try adjusting it a bit.

Haven't had itunes in a long time, can't really remember.
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25 Oct 2010   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Just to let you know, I think the game problem was caused by turning on loudness equalization. Turning it off seems to fix it.
Go figure.

~Lordbob
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25 Oct 2010   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Equalization? Well, I guess that 0 = 0
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25 Oct 2010   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Equalization? Well, I guess that 0 = 0
I think it was taking loud sounds and quieting them, and soft sounds and making them louder. Thus why I couldn't hear the voices in the cutscenes, but I could hear the background noise...

iTunes sounds better now too haha.

~Lordbob
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