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Msi Z87-G45 onboard audio vs Asus Xonar DGX

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July 30, 2013 2:04:17 AM

Msi has been saying that their motherboard has this 'Audio Boost' technology which makes the onboard audio very high quality.

I've been skeptical of their marketing and have been wondering if the Asus Xonar DGX would be worth the buy for my build when compared to the quality of the onboard audio.

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July 30, 2013 2:18:11 AM

Using MSI. I don't wish for more.
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July 30, 2013 2:19:53 AM

Ves said:
Msi has been saying that their motherboard has this 'Audio Boost' technology which makes the onboard audio very high quality.

I've been skeptical of their marketing and have been wondering if the Asus Xonar DGX would be worth the buy for my build when compared to the quality of the onboard audio.


Thats a 100 dB SNR card .. it is a very low card and not even shielded .. dont buy any card lower than 115 SNR , it is not worth the cash ... The Asrock Extreme 6 /ac has 115db SNR audio and 600 ohm amp . by the way , every 3 db SNR means DOUBLE SOUND QUALITY ..

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87%20Extreme6ac/

so if you thin 100 is near 115 , you are mistaken , the 115 is 10 Times better ...

If you want to buy a real sound card , get the Creative sound blaster Z , or Asus Phoebus solo

this Asus : http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Con...

or this soundblaster :

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-z.as...

if you dont go for such Cards , dont bother and stay with onboard sound.

lol if you want to go crazy there are 124 DB sound cards , like the ZXR , but are very expensive :) 

have a nice day
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February 27, 2014 12:48:23 PM

SNA3 said:
Ves said:
Msi has been saying that their motherboard has this 'Audio Boost' technology which makes the onboard audio very high quality.

I've been skeptical of their marketing and have been wondering if the Asus Xonar DGX would be worth the buy for my build when compared to the quality of the onboard audio.


Thats a 100 dB SNR card .. it is a very low card and not even shielded .. dont buy any card lower than 115 SNR , it is not worth the cash ... The Asrock Extreme 6 /ac has 115db SNR audio and 600 ohm amp . by the way , every 3 db SNR means DOUBLE SOUND QUALITY ..

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87%20Extreme6ac/

so if you thin 100 is near 115 , you are mistaken , the 115 is 10 Times better ...

If you want to buy a real sound card , get the Creative sound blaster Z , or Asus Phoebus solo

this Asus : http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Con...

or this soundblaster :

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-z.as...

if you dont go for such Cards , dont bother and stay with onboard sound.

lol if you want to go crazy there are 124 DB sound cards , like the ZXR , but are very expensive :) 

have a nice day


FYI - 15dB is actually just above 30 times better, it has a multiplicative property not additive (you seemed to assume that you would just add those 5 factors of 2, but in fact they would multiply).

Following that, the 124dB cards would be just over 250times better than the 100, so very expensive for good reason.

So yeah
If you want to do the math in the future, 10*log(x)=y*dB [x is the linear scale (so your factor of 2), y is your dB scale (so your 3dB)]
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