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Old 11-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would if I could afford some :P Next year when I have a job I'm planning on getting a bunch of stuff including some decent speakers. My current speakers are actually ok, but they're 4.1 which is awkward to use nowadays (they're from the early 90s).
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An old Altec Lansing ACS340 2.1 system which I think came with a Pentium 3 Dell XPS computer.
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I'm an audiophile and when I lived with my parents I had a very beast audio setup. Back then it was basically "required" to have a sound card for 2 reasons.
1) Single core "weak" CPU that needed as much offload as possible
2) Hardware audio acceleration with EAX.

These days since I traded off my PA for more visual because I live in an apartment I have everything going through some JBL Creature 2.1 speakers. They are tiny, but the audio is actually quite nice compared to some stereo speakers I have heard. Since I can't really turn it up I have felt no need to upgrade my system and I have had this problem for probably the past 4 or 5 years. Hence, no speaker upgrades since I got these. That being said, I feel there is absolutely no need for a sound card because these speakers warrant no need for the extra quality. You really need a very good quality setup to warrant the need of a sound card to tell the difference between that and onboard.
My headset is a Turtle Beach X12 set. I only use these when I play BF3 with my friend or when I go to a LAN.
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