Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Sound

05 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 home permium 64 bits

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

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2011   #2

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2011   #3

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).
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Dec 2011   #4

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound
Cheers all, Problem is as stated in the thread; I downloaded, untar'd and set the theme up today. I know it's specifically the "Close Window" sound since it's unique from the others. I'm referring to the following actions in particular (there may be more things I could do to proc it, but I...
Sound & Audio
Distortion sound using onboard realtek sound card on windows 7ultimate
Hello,i recently upgrade my system from xp to windows7,i use the same realtek driver and get distortions!I try severall drivers,disable all enhancements/levels on speakers properties with no result(2.1speakers-),i configure them in stereo mode,i reduce the default format to 44100 16bits(cd...
Sound & Audio
Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent
Brand new Windows 7 Home Premium (6 bit) computer. When I click on the Sound control panel item, sometimes it takes 1-2 minutes to open. But that's kind of minor (although I'd like to know how to fix it), because sometimes the HDMI sound to my HDTV works fine, and sometimes it doesn't work at all....
Sound & Audio
narrator no sound - and sound vbs file no sound
I tried this file on my other win 7 and it works fine , but I have no sound with this file . and narrator has no sound also .. system sounds and mp3 's / movies sound good ... Ideas . thanks
Sound & Audio
Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound
Hi Its bit complicated.:D I have 5 year old Compaq Pressario V3611AU notebook with AMD Atholon X2 TK-55 processor. Was using Windows XP and everything working fine. Recently I upgraded RAM to 2GB & processor was changed to AMD Turion(tm) X2 TL-60 2.00Ghz. I installed windows 7 and everything...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App