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    got more to spend on sound card

    i was thinking about this sound card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178
    and these headphones http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106328. i game and listen to music a lot. is this combo good?

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    also, how do i hook up the sound card? do i have to put jumpers on the pins like i did for my onboard sound or do i just have to plug it in and install drivers and it should work?

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    plug it in and install the drivers.

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    is the sound card and headphones i picked out any good?

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    i'm gonna be ordering it tomorrow this is why i'm kind of being impatient

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    Could have gotten a soundblaster for cheaper but hey, if you need the features...

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    well i didn't order it today i'm gonna wait till monday... will i notice a difference between the SB Live! and the audigy 2 zs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcstrike
    well i didn't order it today i'm gonna wait till monday... will i notice a difference between the SB Live! and the audigy 2 zs?
    The Audigy 2 is better, but they both have the same core. You have to go up to the X-fi to get a really improved card. I hear they work particularly well with headphones.

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    i think it's a little out of my budget. so i shouldn't notice a big difference between the audigy 2 and sb live?

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    Soundwise, I think their is some difference particularly in low end sounds. The A2 has considerably more features. Having owned an SB Live, an original Audigy and the A2 ZS, I can say that sound improvements have been in modest increments at least to my ears.

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    hmm. yeah i guess better lower sounds would be better for games. (right?)

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    http://www.compuplus.com/i-Sennheise...rchViewed.html

    The headphones are cheaper there. That's where I ordered mine. I'm using mine on a home build CMOY at my desk right now and I need to go to the office supply store to get some sticky tack to mod these. Then I'll install my custom headphone cable to see if there's any noticible difference.

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    Stay away from head-fi, they will drain your wallet quickly lol. I have a love hate relationship with that froum. I did just order some hf-1s the other day so i am pretty stoaked. Should be quite different from my SA5000s as these are my first set of grados.
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    Cole has a good point there. If you are tempted to purchases by pictures and good comments, don't visit the DIY forums with the DIY projects and cables picture threads. It's the reason why I've spent about $45 on cable and connectors in the past month. o.O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey_Its_Cole
    Stay away from head-fi, they will drain your wallet quickly lol.
    They will also fill your head with audiophile hogwash. Don't buy into things like headphone or power cables affecting sound. It's a bunch of rubbish, bad science is what it is.

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    That's good advice. People who claim that they hear a difference are fooling themselves. (I spent all that money it must sound better)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rseven
    That's good advice. People who claim that they hear a difference are fooling themselves. (I spent all that money it must sound better)

    this is perhaps the most retarded and ignorant statement ive heard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_
    this is perhaps the most retarded and ignorant statement ive heard
    Echo, feel free to disagree all you want, but I find that statement an affront. That is not the way people discuss things in this forum.
    People make a lot of claims about what they can hear that are surely not based on the acoustic realities of the human ear. Hearing minute differences on PC sound gear is something my dog isn't capable of doing and his ears work a lot better than ours. You may think otherwise and that's your right, but I suggest you do that in a respectful way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rseven
    Echo, feel free to disagree all you want, but I find that statement an affront. That is not the way people discuss things in this forum.
    People make a lot of claims about what they can hear that are surely not based on the acoustic realities of the human ear. Hearing minute differences on PC sound gear is something my dog isn't capable of doing and his ears work a lot better than ours. You may think otherwise and that's your right, but I suggest you do that in a respectful way.

    do you have any experience in high end audio?
    what gear have you listened through?

    its not too hard to tell the differences between some gear and others.
    maybe if it was bose gear id understand your statement, but to come out and say that you cannot hear differences when using different cables is stupid. especially when i assume you do not have any experience in that area.

    if you do have experience i still disagree with you and maybe you need to clean ouot your ears.


    sorry if i came off bluntly. its not personal.

    edit: any many times when comparing cables etc the more expensive is not better so your point does not make sense there

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