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  • Intergrated

    12 40.00%
  • Expensive (over 100$) pci sound card

    6 20.00%
  • Inexpensive (under 100$) pci sound card

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I never listen to music on my computer, it has a fairly nice VIA VT8235 soundcard with a Realtek ALC202 18 bit CODEC, a lot better than a SoundBlaster 16, ...
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    I never listen to music on my computer, it has a fairly nice VIA VT8235 soundcard with a Realtek ALC202 18 bit CODEC, a lot better than a SoundBlaster 16, but it sounds like a monaural AM radio from the Dollar Tree compared to my stereo, a Linn SONDEK LP12 turntable ($800/used), Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood Phono Cartridge ($800), Musical Fidelity A3.2 Integrated Amp($1095.00/used), and Infinity Audio Primis speakers ($700/pair). Its a weird combination, but I ran out of cash and had to settle for cheap speakers, hell I had to take out a loan to buy the turntable. Cheap as it is, it makes you never want to listen to computer audio or those cheesy home theatre systems ever again.

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    sound blaster live value (very old, but works)

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    Hercules Gamesurround Muse XL. It sounds impressive, but it's really just a cheapie $20 PCI card I picked up in college because my integrated sound card wouldn't let me play Quake 3 in Linux. In a moment of geeky coolness, I must add that the card came bundled with a combination headphones/headset microphone with "Hercules" on it, which is what tipped me to buy it instead of the house-brand card on the shelf next to it.

    It uses the C-Media 8738 chipset. In other computers I've built, I have also bought brown-bag house brand PCI cards with this chipset and have had nothing but success with them.
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    Integrated Intel card.

    I've never used anything else, and my speakers aren't that good of quality anyway :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    unless you're in the professional music/media buisness, i really dont see any reason to buy an expensive soundcard.

    integrated
    integrated audio steals CPU cycles.

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    audigy 2 platinum

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    I used to have a SoundBlaster, but now use the Default Intel Stuff. Honestly, I can't tell a difference, and I have it routed through my stero on AUX, so it's probably not that. I just don't bother getting anything else.

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    I use a SoundBlaster Live! 24bit. Just needed something better than the onboard stuff, and the Audigy series were a bit too much to me...
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