Re: [micbuilders] Re: Creative Soundcard re-sampling
- Lars Tofastrud wrote:
> I got my latest PC with a Creative X-Fi audio card in it and it soundsTo be fair, probably the largest number of PC users outside of offices
> absolutely horrible! Direct comparisons with an older RME PCI card and
> a PreSonus Firestudio (that I don't consider real high-end either but
> it is excelent for the money) leaves the X-Fi in the dust. The X-Fi
> should really cost $2 but sinse they spend thousands of manhours
> programming "audio enhancing DSP" functions instead of getting the
> soundcard right it costs an outrageous $100. Of course uninstalling the
> card and all the software was not an easy task either. Throwing it in
> the trash was very easy.
is the gaming community. All that effort spent on DSP on sound cards is
for their benefit rather than audiophiles :)
I use a Creative Audigy sound card which has an outboard box providing
useful connectivity, and helps to keep noise levels to a low level. Yes,
the drivers provide all the DSP stuff, but it also sounds reasonably
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