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Asus Xonar DX for Logitech Z2300 Speakers Question!

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March 18, 2010 2:33:33 PM


I have a 2.1 setup with my Logitech Z 2300 speakers presently and I'm using the on-board ALC887 High Definition Audio 8 -Channel from my Asus M4A78EM/1394 mobo. I was wondering if buying the Asus Xonar DX 7.1 sound card would improve the sound quality (mainly for music) or is the Realtek ALC887 good enough and spending near about $90 on the Xonar DX be a wastage in this case?

I'm not much aware of sound cards so any help is very much appreciated.

TIA :) 

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March 18, 2010 4:21:42 PM

yes, you will find differences., i know a friend who found a audible differences even with the old logitech z-4, ....and thats was with a creative sound card.
March 18, 2010 5:59:05 PM

As long as you believe a difference. I would put down $1,000 that you can't ABX the difference though, hah. Better speakers will always beat a marginally better source, provided neither is suffering from poor outside factors (EMI, ungrounded loop source) by about a 9 to 1 margin. Although some audio enthusiasts will tell you the ratio is even greater than that.
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March 18, 2010 9:47:05 PM

the higher end the speakers become the harder it is to tell the differencesbetween the two,however telling teh difference between sources should be theorectically easier

what do u mean by ABX anyway?
November 11, 2011 3:28:42 PM

I have Creative 2.1 speakers which sounded great with my previous onboard Realtek AC97 video card. My previous motherboard sounded even better, but I cannot remember the onboard audio card.

I recently upgraded my system (i5) and have a P8h61-MLE Rev 3 board with the same on-board ALC887 High Definition Audio. I have found the sound quality to have dropped much more than it dropped between my first two boards... I am in the same position and I am looking for a decent audio card.

I have looked at driver and BIOS updates, but I am running the latest releases.
I have also changed the settings in the audio control pannel, but nothing works.