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Old 06-22-2004, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was thinking about buying a new sound card. in general i use it just for some gaming and a lot of playing mp3s. i am looking at three cards, the sound blaster audigy ls, audigy, audigy2, and audigy2 zs. the audigy2 and audigy2 zs are not in my budget right now. i will probably buy the audigy ls, if you guys dont have any objections.

is there a big difference in audio quality? as long as the quality isnt noticably bad and doesnt skip, i wont have a problem.

i really need a new card now because im currently using a Voyetra Turtle Beach 64 Voice Montego II on my main system. in case you dont realize how bad this is, this thing was a pretty good sound card in 1999. i pulled it from my old computer when i forgot to purchase a sound card for my new one. so, will the audigy ls be good enough for me?
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the ls is better than nothing, mine as well.. and by doing that you will probably notice better sound in your games. It's got EAX3.0 so I mean you're good to go. Probably won't need a new sound card for a couple years now =)
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Old 06-23-2004, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have the audigy 2 zs and its sweet, supporting 7.1 surround sound, i paid $100 for it but you can get it for $75 now over the internet.
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when I build my next pci at the end of this year/beggining of next, i'll get the platinum one, with all the nifty eq, haha w00t!
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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haha im sure its awesome but i cant afford that and i only have 2 speakers and a sub... who can afford surround on a computer?
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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alright... thanks for the help guys, i ended up going with the audigy2 zs cause i was at best buy and it was 99 bucks, i had a $100 gift card. when i get my new power supply later today (FINALLY!) ill be able to power up my main system and see how it sounds...
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Is there a big difference between using one of these sound card and using the onboard audio on MOBO?
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Old 06-23-2004, 02:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thats where i got my audigy at the same price, buit i only had a $30 gift card
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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theres a gigantic difference. onboard audio is **** while this sound cards music
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Old 06-24-2004, 07:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Soundblaster Audigy ZS i have 2 with no problems .
The games rock on these cards .
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