Onboard sound ok these days?

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by adagio, Aug 2, 2011.

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    adagio Moderator

    I think my asus xonar d1 may be giving up the ghost as a the sound keeps going and whenever i touch the leads at the back it crashes the system to bluescreen.

    i have a giga zx68-ud3p-b3 and was thinking of using this for gaming and tv instead of buying another soundcard. Would i notice much difference?
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    Tal The Architect

    Depends on your headphones/speakers. Probably not. I use onboard sound.
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    Allstar Just A "Member"

    I use onboard sound, and I find that headphone/speaker quality to be the determining factor for every-day use.

    I've always thought that sound cards were really for specific studio/sound work as opposed to general usage
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    I use onboard sound for my speakers, and use the inbuilt soundcard inside the G35 headset when I use the headset.

    Personally I have never used soundcards and always got on fine. I wouldn't recommend getting one, but then I may be wrong, just I never needed one before.
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    the new HD realtek drivers are actually so good that you don't really need an ASUS Xonar, minimal difference and less problems.
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    Been said repeatedly but onboard sound is pretty damn good these days and unless you are doing high end sound engineer shit you really won't notice much difference.
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

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    Maskerad Veteran BOON

    I've got one, but only for being able to digitally record my bass, so I seriously wouldn't reccomend getting one unless you're a musician. Mine broke when using mumble, for example.
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    Jasra Community Member

    you can notice diffence only with very good speakers. i have active nearfields monitors and external soundcard and if i switch once to onboaard soundcard that was very huge differnce. so IF you have good speakers/headphones AND use high quality audio compression music (FLAC or similiar) is better use good soundcard. but for common audio is onboard soundcard adequate

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