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ASUS Sabertooth Z87 on-board sound vs. Creative SoundBlaster Z?

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July 26, 2013 12:12:03 PM

Hey,

I will be using a pair of Astro A40s and wondered if it was worth getting a Sound Card or use the on-board. (Quality).
July 26, 2013 12:22:55 PM

Mace ya face said:
Hey,

I will be using a pair of Astro A40s and wondered if it was worth getting a Sound Card or use the on-board. (Quality).


if you are a serious gamer then yes you will notice a difference, i use my a40 on my onboard and it still works wonders for me
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July 26, 2013 12:24:17 PM

I suggest you try onboard sound first. Particularly if you are using a quality new generation motherboard.
It usually is very good.
You can always add a discrete sound card later.
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July 26, 2013 12:26:51 PM
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Mace ya face said:
Hey,

I will be using a pair of Astro A40s and wondered if it was worth getting a Sound Card or use the on-board. (Quality).


your sound is 112 dB SNR , the SB Z is 116 DB SNR , you need to understand that every 3 more DB SNR , thats DOuble the quality of the sound , so the Creative is double sound Quality.

plus the Creative has a 600ohm Amplifier for headphones ... your board doesnt have it.

so yes the Creative Z is double the sound Quality WITH 600 ohm AMP ... (doesnt work with USB headphones , needs direct input)

July 26, 2013 5:40:36 PM

One last question. Can anyone tell me the audio specs of the Maximus VI Hero?
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