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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD - USB Audiophile Sound Card £69.99 at Creative
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Posted 21st JulPosted 21st Jul
Good price for this. Up to 85.85 on Amazon and the warehouse deals are even more expensive than this price.
rev6

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/creative-x-fi-hd-usb-revealed.535801/

rev6

Probably with software

Konrados

Can i use it in my tv? Or only for computer

SuperFlyBlues

I can't see any spec detail re what DAC chip it uses, so difficult to get a sense of what to expect. I'd be put off by the Mini (not micro or C) USB port - suggests to me this is an old model, could have an old DAC chip in it and DACs have come a long way in the last few years. This DAC comparison chart may of interest. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?pages/Audio_DAC_Performance_Index/ Loads of discussion on the forum on the above site re good lower cost DAC options.

crumpetman

How much improvement is this over something like dacmagic xs?

Refurbished Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card (B-Stock) - £69.99 (+£4 delivery) @ Creative
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Posted 8th JulPosted 8th Jul
7.1 HD Gaming DAC and External USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone Amplifier for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Creative's B-Stocks are products that were returned by cust… Read more
buckgb

Wow. An earth fault in the headphones??

hicks12

Mine arrived monday, decent external card but I experienced a major fault with mine this morning. Left pc on last night downloading some updates and this morning no working audio, g6 was extremely hot and had melted the wood glue on my worktop! Unplugged let it cool down and it turns out its blown my dt770s as well which is a bit of a joke! Never had a soundcard overheat nor take out a pair of headphones (unless specifically overdriven, only ever ran at 20% its way too loud normally!) Shitty situation so will see what creative says but this G6 I got seems faulty, annoyingly its working with another set of phones so its technically ok but I dont like the idea of having to unplug my headphones everytime I leave it on its own. Hopefully beyerdynamic replace my headphones but I doubt it, they were also new :(

Rahulg247

Thanks, ordered!

Andi-C

Thank you ! Ordered... Wanted something to replace my X7. The G6 is making more than this second hand on eBay.

BraXzy

Awesome! Hope you enjoy (highfive)

External Sound Card - Creative Omni 5.1 (Built in Microphone) £54.99 @ Creative
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Posted 24th MayPosted 24th May
External Sound Card - Creative Omni 5.1 (Built in Microphone) £54.99 @ Creative
£54.99 Free P&P FreeCreative Deals
Seems like a decent deal, directly from the creative store, down from £69.99. Purchased this as my headset mic picks up sound from my headset which broadcasts on discord. Seems … Read more
j__k

Plug and play, comes up as a USB Audio Interface on my Mac, and I have all the physical dials to control everything - spot on!

munroe.lewis

Well, the reviews in here are 'mixed' to say the least... I hope I end up on the right side of 'impressed' when I get mine.

kester76

Do you feel guilty and want to punish yourself, if so it's a winner (y)

munroe.lewis

I have ordered one based on this comment - I don't really have a decent mic, and I'd like to upgrade my laptop soundcard... so happy! Thanks.

Paul_Webb14P

How you getting on with? Good for home recording?

Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external sound card £54.99 at Creative
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Posted 11th AprPosted 11th Apr
Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external sound card £54.99 at Creative
£54.99£69.9921% Free P&P FreeCreative Deals
The biggest feature for me is the Dolby digital live for on the fly encoding to optical for surround sound gaming with an AV receiver Featuring a built-in dual microphone array fo… Read more
guitarman1

Thanks for the post. Got 1 after finding my mic port doesn't work with my new headset. Very happy with it so far!

Bhooska96

Cheers Phil. I also received mine this morning without any updated emails. It does look beautiful and works a treat, so the lack of reassuring emails doesn't seem so bad.

phil.willis

I checked this morning and status is still 'preparing for shipment' but it arrived a few hours ago. I think they're probably shipping orders but not updating the status on your account.

2PeteShakur

yeah thx, went for this one instead, works great, no issues - saved me some monies too! :D

Bhooska96

Anyone had any further emails bar the initial one confirming their order?

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Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO (Headphone Amplifier / External Soundcard) PC/MAC B-stock - £65 @ Sennheiser Outlet
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Posted 13th JanPosted 13th Jan
Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO (Headphone Amplifier / External Soundcard) PC/MAC B-stock - £65 @ Sennheiser Outlet
Bought from this outlet quite a few times they've always been in great condition. 2 years warranty. Free returns if it's faulty or you change your mind (collection via UPS). … Read more
RUGAAL

Any way to change equalizer as standard ones are pants and makes your ears bleed

Kurvz

Nice find really want this but its rejects my Paypal and my Credit Card and I have plenty of funds :( gutted

Mr_McSavage

Been using the gsx 1000 for a few years and I really like the surround sound. Using the sennheiser 559 with it and games like the wither 3 and bfv sound epic. Last setup I was using the astra a40 Pro mixamp with game one sennheiser and the gsx 1000 is far superior. They won't drive high end headphones though

OGNinjaDon

Yeah as rev6 says there are cables you can get pretty cheaply which serve this purpose. You can definitely get the GSX-1200 and connect your headphones and speakers to it, it will give you 1 button switching between the two and volume control as well. Here is the issue though, the DAC is cheap and the surround sound is crap. You're much better off spending a little extra and getting a soundblaster AE-5 with an amazing 32bit 348hz DAC which has a dedicated headphones amp (with individual amps per ear) and 3.5mm jack outputs to connect to speakers. With the software, you click setup > speakers. leave it on in the background, when you switch to headphones click headphones. It's extremely easy. You can also use the microphone in as a line-in which is an added benefit.

Organdonor

Ah sweet, didn't realise that was a thing (:I

Creative Sound BlasterX G6 £84.99 - Sold by Creative Labs (Europe) and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Posted 18th Nov 2019Posted 18th Nov 2019
Creative Sound BlasterX G6 £84.99 - Sold by Creative Labs (Europe) and Fulfilled by Amazon
£84.99£119.9929%Amazon Deals
Been looking at this for PC I just built to save me having to plug my headset and mic into back of my PC. Reduced on Amazon today, got it for £84.99 as there was also a £10 off pro… Read more
michty_me

Absolutely. Just thought I should check before hitting the buy button. Thanks again. Heat added.

Raginghero

Yeah looks like the option for the £10 discount has been removed, sorry! Still a good price

michty_me

Is this deal still ongoing or finished? I had a look on my phone but couldn't see the promotion mentioned. Glad I checked here as nearly bought one second hand for not much less.

Raginghero

That's great, thanks very much! Looking forward to getting mine :)

SlawomirSz

I had no issues from what I can tell..All I can say is that I use g6+dt770(80ohm)+Modmic with my PS4 and it blown out of the water any headset I ever had.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Rx PCIe sound card £29.83 at Amazon Germany
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Posted 16th Nov 2019Posted 16th Nov 2019
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Rx PCIe sound card £29.83 at Amazon Germany
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Rx PCIe sound card (7.1 surround sound, two microphone inputs, hardware-accelerated EAX effects, powerful headphone amplifier)
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ShoelaceExpress

Here's another link explaining causes of interference: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/d0c406516fd8b42b/index.html A sound card does not solve every one of those issues. Having no metal EMI shielding certainly doesn't help either. Given how low your bar appears to be for something to qualify as proven, I'm willing to assume that your bar is also low for something to qualify as "solved" - assuming you actually have much experience and aren't just 15 years old as your post suggests. "Just saying something that will mean people not buying a pretty good product for the price is just no good to anyone and unfair to the OP" This gives the impression that you value OP's heat over everyone else's money. Worrying. Here's a piece of advice, if you would like to "build my knowledge and experience but with something that is true and not just an opinion", as you put it, then you should approach people with different opinions politely with constructive disagreement - not calling them wrong while demanding that they prove themselves to you. Your first response started off strong with "Can you please elaborate" but immediately took a tumble off a cliff when followed up with "Sorry that doesnt give me any facts whatsoever. A sound card definitely removes interference or avoids it." The secret sauce is in the mentality behind what you say, if you believe you are right about everything then not only is building your knowledge off the menu, but it also makes you come across like an, ahem. Next time try following up with "I still don't see where you're coming from, i believe X is true because X reason". People might actually feel inclined to help you.

iamwhoiam

No beef from me. (y) Just some of the ways you express yourself can come across a bit heavy handed.

Wall-E

There you go again buddy. Cant stay away from me huh (lol)

Wall-E

I have been using sound cards and onboard audio for more than 15 years and I have had a fair deal of experience in interference coming from motherboards or graphics cards and sound cards always solve the issue. This is also evident from numerous forum posts by people complaining about sound issues and a sound card solving them in lots of tech forums across the internet. This is not new in the PC communities. So when in a thread for a decent sound card, I get to know that isolation is something and a sound card will not solve interference without isolation, it sounds very different from usual and on searching across the popular google thingy, there does not seem to be anything on it that leads of this sound card not having isolation etc. So yes, i would always like people to state the facts with a reliable source so that it benefits everybody. Just saying something that will mean people not buying a pretty good product for the price is just no good to anyone and unfair to the OP. Yes, I did ask for facts and I would not stop doing that as it helps me build my knowledge and experience but with something that is true and not just an opinion. BTW, I never asked for a quadratics equation to anything or a complex mathematical analysis. I just asked for some facts to back the fact that this sound card will not be able to stop interference as it lacks isolation. Which obviously does not exist. We are talking about a £30 card which may not be as good as a £150 solution, but will be great for most users having issues with their onboard sound solutions or who need a little better sound for not much money or for those who have interference issues.

iamwhoiam

Are you guys sure? Check the Intel SSD thread.

Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amplifier and Beamforming Microphone £64.99 @ Amazon
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Posted 14th Oct 2019Posted 14th Oct 2019
Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amplifier and Beamforming Microphone £64.99 @ Amazon
It is a voice processor for accelerating audio and voice technologies SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create high levels of audio realism including 3D surround effects for your … Read more
EzDeal18

It was a metaphor to my deal it is not about product but about lowes price ever.

cbflazaro1

There's no such thing as a "good lease". They're only worth it when you compare rpp with the price gets sold 3 years on. If you compare the price you can actually buy the car at (carwow, etc) leases are a rip off.

ohmygod2006

Wow, why are you being so bitter? I never voted but it seems like your having a go at people because they dont feel the need to pay for a soundcard. Jeez!

rev6

It's nothing personal to you, just that clearly this kind of thing isn't popular anymore.

EzDeal18

Just the same when people voting down good lease offer for Nissan Juke

OEM - Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express Sound Card - £48.49 @ Scan
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Posted 25th Jul 2019Posted 25th Jul 2019
OEM - Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express Sound Card - £48.49 @ Scan
£48.49£56.3414%Scan Deals
An ideal all-around audio and gaming solution. The Sound Blaster Z, part of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster® PCI Express sound cards, is an ideal all-round sol… Read more
llamaalarmallama

Unless you wanted to get decent headphones instead of the gamer headset, probably not. Onboard will do ok for speakers in most cases.

MikeyHenry

I'm currently listening to audio through my PC using the LG PK7 Bluetooth speakers and Logitech G933 wireless headset. Also considering buying the Logitech Z706 surround sound speakers. Would a card like this significantly improve the quality of audio from my PC with the above setup?

PeacePipe

This has optical in and ASIO 2.0 driver support with the latter possibly not being natively supported by any motherboard unless it has a SB chip on board! No idea how good the ASIO drivers are and there is the ASIO4ALL option, but to say this is the same as onboard audio is not true.

llamaalarmallama

and this hints towards (imo) the ultimate headphone based PC sound solution. GOOD soundcard (with a good positional audio over stereo setup) with optical out. Set it to send the encoded stereo out to optical. You now have an optical, encoded stereo stream. Put that into an external DAC/dac+amp, It'll convert to analogue and give you wonderfully amped stereo WITH the positional encoding. I've never had headphones that take (too) much driving to bother.

llamaalarmallama

A general direction on this sort of though..... So... yes. Onboard sound on many modern boards, especially if something higher up the stack towards the flagship end of things has been bought can be VERY good. Sometimes one of the main features of a higher board is better onboard... The difference in sound quality from (specifically) absolutely AMAZING onboard WITH a headphone amp built in (they're starting to appear) and VERY good dacs, to this, is probably not all that massive. What IS a HUGE difference is the positional audio support. Stereo with headphones can/is pretty damn good. You'll get a good feel (with volume) for the distance and left+right is often enough to get a good idea of direction. IF one wanted to go towards 5.1/7.1 sound on headphones for the extra audio/direction cues provided, most onboards don't have a particularly good solution for it. You end up with a 5.1 usb stereo headset that does it's own thing for positional (and is generally either rather expensive or has pathetic sound quality compared to similarly priced headphones) or "real" 5.1 on 6 tiny 20mm drivers that also sound pathetic using the proper 3x stereo outputs from your onboard sound. THIS is where a soundcard comes into it's own. Both the soundblaster stuff and the Xonar cards have a very good way of encoding positional cues over stereo which allows the use of good headphones (like sennheiser hd 5xx or something high end AKG/sony/philips/etc) with a headphone amp to drive them and awesome positional. (Generally beating anything else... that's not a subjective opinion either. Good stereo + good encoding beats "gamer" headsets with it's eyes closed in 9.5/10 cases). Sennheiser also has the GSP1000/1200 if your pockets are extra deep. For xonar vs soundblaster - Xonar tends to be artificially better at positional but adds LOTS of reverb and sounds a bit fake. Soundblaster tends to sound a good bit more natural while still giving 90% of the positional audio cues. Used my SB-Z with HD598SR's for... about 18 months and wouldn't trade down for anything.

20% off selected gaming headset and sound cards - Creative
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Posted 18th Jun 2019Posted 18th Jun 2019
20% off selected gaming headset and sound cards - Creative
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20% off SRP code SOUND20 applies to the following products when bought via the Creative website: Sound Blaster Z Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Blast… Read more
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alphamike

Thanks for posting (y)

benjamin.warren

Gaming headset suggestions?

30% off storewide (with exceptions) - Creative
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Posted 8th Mar 2019Posted 8th Mar 2019
30% off storewide (with exceptions) - Creative
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[WEEKEND SALE] Save 30%* storewide at http://uk.creative.com/ Use code "CARNIVAL30" at cart page to enjoy this discount! *Valid till 10 March 2019, while stocks last. Discount … Read more
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cmahey

Touché! True.

Fixitbob

On the bright side, at least we aren't tempted to buy stuff we don't need!

cmahey

Thought it was a good deal until I saw it's 30% off RRP!

Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 External Sound Card With Free Delivery £49.99 @ Creative
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Posted 3rd Jan 2019Posted 3rd Jan 2019
Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 External Sound Card With Free Delivery £49.99 @ Creative
£49.99£65.6024%Creative Deals
Featuring a built-in dual microphone array for crystal-clear voice communication, customizable SBX Pro Studio audio technologies, as well as a studio-grade 600 ohm headphone amplif… Read more
TankDeal

You can buy decent headphones DAC for £50. Fx-audio x6 used to be $30 due to popularity its about $50-60 now.

windhoek

I nearly bought one of these to use between my Synology NAS and AVR as my NAS can output audio via USB when music is played through its onboard audio suite, Audio Station, but apparently it won't work without drivers and there's no way of installing rivers on my NAS so I never bought one. At this price though, it looks like a very good deal indeed.

brendanhickey

I have one of these and the drivers on it need to be reinstalled all the time.

Dwpublic

Maybe 5% cash back from Quidco as well.

Listy2021

Agreed, had mine since 2014 and it's still a great bit of kit (y)

Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Sound Card £44.99 @ Maplin (C&C Only)
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Posted 27th Mar 2018Posted 27th Mar 2018
Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Sound Card £44.99 @ Maplin (C&C Only)
Creative Sound Blaster PCIe soundcard. Price on Amazon is £73.56 but has historically been cheaper at £44.99 too April last year according to Camelizer. Unless Amazon price match… Read more
Majnu

Price further reduced to £37.49 yesterday. My local had 1 in stock, went in at 9am and all gone.

Gort1951

I'm still using an Asus Xonar D2X.

devast8ndiscodave

Anyone that claims onboard is just as good are completely clueless. Maybe in ultra high end model but not a standard mobo. Until you have listened to both at the same time then you cannot make that claim.

kinell

I used to love Creative Technology (CT) stuff and had the latest audio cards in my machines.. and they were awesome.. until Vista... and no Driver support for my cards..but then "Daniel_K" came to the rescue and modded the drivers (rightly or wrongly - he admits) and CT threatened him. (mad) I have never bought a CT card since .. ASUS all the way now.

Picard123

Seperate sound card is just a waste of money these days. Spend the money on some decent speakers instead.

SMSL M2 PRO Headphone Amplifier External Sound Card Built-in AMP DAC - £32.37 @ GearBest
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Posted 14th Mar 2018Posted 14th Mar 2018
SMSL M2 PRO Headphone Amplifier External Sound Card Built-in AMP DAC - £32.37 @ GearBest
Apply code: GB7%OFF to get this price. Main Features: - Using asynchronous audio transmission technology - Support ASIO, WASAPI and other drivers - Along with line output, opti… Read more
burntoast

have a look through here for some starting info. https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeos/comments/66xylk/guide_dac_amp_combo_units/ & https://www.reddit.com/r/Zeos/

Twinvine_Ohara

personally I would say be careful i have been looking for an amp/dac combo and have recently looked at this make, sold primarily on amazon. Very few reviews seems to me to be cheap Japanese sweatshop imports. I even e-mailed them to ask them about an amp i was looking at to Which there was (no reply) good sign for customer service eh😊. As for driving 650 ohms headphones i think you'll have to find something a bit meaty. I have the Beyer t1 second gen and use the audiolab m-dac first gen which I found cheap but people swear by the schiit (lol) or little dot.

Morenenth

I have a beyerdynamic 🎧 650 ohms is that OK thanks

burntoast

Consider that your monitors likely have built in amps why do you want to amplify the signal to them, all you want to do is send a signal to them. Next this is designed for headphones which have a different impedance rating. So use the right tool for the job and you are less likely to damage any of you equipment. The items I listed are designed for their intended purpose, whilst the item in the post is designed for the use with headphones.

polarbaba

I recommend a steel series 5H v2 such as m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Steel-Series-5Hv2-Virtual-7-1-Channel-External-USB-2-0-Sound-Card-Audio-Adapter/231771365495 Which does have very very impressive sound. and drives higher Impedances like a champ. This would be my solid midrange recommendation but I would say beware the cheap fakes. But again compared to the LG G5 DAC for around 15-20 quid.. that has to be my recommendation if you have decent earphones/headphones.

DYNAMODE USB-SOUND7 7.1-Channel USB Sound Card £3.50 @ Currys
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Posted 24th Jul 2017Posted 24th Jul 2017
DYNAMODE USB-SOUND7 7.1-Channel USB Sound Card £3.50 @ Currys
Supersize your sound with the impressive Dynamode USB-SOUND7 7.1-Channel USB Sound Card. Great for gaming, multimedia and more Ideal if your device is lacking a 3.5 mm jack, the … Read more
stec77

Do these have a sub connection?

AndyRoyd

99p dlvd ex Chnia from a random bay seller, or £1.89 dlvd ex-UK via UK-based seller http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282304808463 or few pennies cheaper from non-UK seller shipping ex-UK. Currys will also shift ex-UK at £3.50 dlvd which is handy as it saves an otherwise wasted journey to the store only to be told they can't find the stock that they previously confirmed that you had reserved.

tipsy1973

The same rubbish you get from ebay for the same price and less.

ASUS Xonar U3 USB 2.0 Sound Card £14.97 @ Currys PCWorld (RRP around £35)
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Posted 20th May 2017Posted 20th May 2017
ASUS Xonar U3 USB 2.0 Sound Card £14.97 @ Currys PCWorld (RRP around £35)
I bought one of these about a year ago to keep a motherboard in use which was having issues with its onboard sound and it's not bad at all. These were also £17.97 recently but hav… Read more
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chrisgw3

Many thanks, OP. Picked one up yesterday to use with my Joggler running Squeezeplay. Works great out of the box. (Just set to external audio in squeezeplay settings).

Topinio

Depends on the audio chip that your laptop has, but often the onboard solution has a decidedly non-flat frequency response curve, see the review I linked above for an example from an Acer 1810TZ; often this is not explored in reviews of laptops as most people don't care. Bottom line, if you tink the sound on your laptop is pants, get a USB sound card. This Xonar U3, however, doesn't do 24-bit / 192 kHz (only 16-bit / 48 kHz) so has a pretty big limitation with BluRay etc. The Xonar U5 or U7 would, but they're never this cheap.

padamowicz93

What are the advantages of using one when compared to normal sound card in my laptop?

sergiup

Thanks, was looking for a cheap yet decent USB sound card, ordered from Amazon!

Kulaak

Same price from Amazon

SOUND BLASTER OMNI SURROUND 5.1 USB SOUND CARD £44.99 @ UK.CREATIVE.COM
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SOUND BLASTER OMNI SURROUND 5.1 USB SOUND CARD £44.99 @ UK.CREATIVE.COM
USB Sound Card with 600 Ohm Headphone Amp Featuring a built-in dual microphone array for crystal-clear voice communication and customizable SBX Pro Studio audio technologies, and … Read more
deleted1118750

"don't want to clutter the inside my PC with an internal sound card." so you'd rather clutter your house with an external one instead?

lomax

It can restrict airflow especially if you have non blower sli. Internal sound cards (onboard sound as well) can suffer from interference causing humming etc. If you don't have any issues with interference whether or not you will actually experience an upgrade in quality from onboard sound is subjective. The only objective test I've ever seen is this one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/high-end-pc-audio,3733.html Unsurprisingly tests of this kind do not lead to increased advertising revenue.

thomasrykala

Wow, they still exist! How does it compare to Gravis Ultrasound? ;-)

Muffinss

£99.99 for the soundblaster e5 too

craigsnyders

Can anybody comment on the sound quality of the inbuilt dual mic?

Numark Party Mix - Starter DJ Controller with Built-In Sound card £54.99 @ amazon (one of today's deals)
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Numark Party Mix - Starter DJ Controller with Built-In Sound card £54.99 @ amazon (one of today's deals)
one of Amazon's daily deals today. £79.99+ in other outlets. Ok it's a fairly simple controller but could do more than an old-school turntables and good for learning the basics b… Read more
alzazira69

what does the onboard sound card do? is it just in order to be able to listen to 2 songs at the same time, or is it possible to mix songs without a pc, eg. from a tablet? probably being too optimistic here

mannin

just purchased thanks better get some good headphones for this and to block the wife out now cause she is gunna moan lol.

Madchester

I have djay2 on android will this controller work with it?

Hunkerdown

Thanks

jeeeeeez

Really good to have a built in soundcard and software for this price.

30% off RRP storewide - Creative
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30% off RRP storewide - Creative
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INSTRUCTIONS: Use Promo Code CLSALE30* during checkout *Take discount off recommended retail price. Excludes bundles. Only applicable for purchases from Creative.com and valid… Read more
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Sound Blaster ZxR (High Performance PCIe Sound Card) - £139.99 (Free P&P) - Creative
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Posted 9th Sep 2016Posted 9th Sep 2016
Sound Blaster ZxR (High Performance PCIe Sound Card) - £139.99 (Free P&P) - Creative
The blurb: ====== High Performance PCIe Sound Card ====== The flagship of the ultra high-performance Sound Blaster Z-Series of sound cards, Sound Blaster ZxR elevates the standar… Read more
Redgecko

Before buying it's worth thinking about what you are buying a dedicated spu for. For gaming and media the sound quality is better, clearer, more defined and the sbk/virtual sound works surprisingly very well on an analogue set of cans with decent drivers or even a decent set of speakers. The zxr isn't a huge upgrade over the zx in all honesty. You will most certainly hear an improve in audio over any motherboard on the market, but you'll most noticeably hear the difference if the volume is set between mid to loud. Also worth noting if you do use a headset that is USB based, you'll be throwing your money away.

Lucky88

I think your research or knowledge is a bit outdated. Try this https://youtu.be/d1rXcJuEsy0. Good use of metaphors why not actually quote a source.

LotusJas

I beg to differ.... https://eu.msi.com/Motherboard/X99A-GODLIKE-GAMING-CARBON.html#hero-overview

ftoowner

It's like saying my CPU has a built in GPU no point buying a GFX card

ftoowner

No matter how good audio is on a motherboard it isn't anyway near a dedicated card

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