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What is the difference between these Two sound cards?

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February 4, 2011 5:15:45 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Whats the difference between these Two cards? Other than the fact one comes with an IO panel for headphones and audio settings, and one costs $50 more than the other.

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February 4, 2011 5:36:13 AM

You just nailed the difference.


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February 4, 2011 1:56:49 PM

the more expensive one has double the sampling rate, theoretically giving you better quality sound during recording.
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February 4, 2011 6:20:58 PM

no they both the same, except one contains the IO panel.
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February 4, 2011 6:59:38 PM

clarkjd said:
the more expensive one has double the sampling rate, theoretically giving you better quality sound during recording.





They both have the same sampling rate.
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February 4, 2011 7:44:48 PM

mavroxur said:
They both have the same sampling rate.


What is a "sampling rate"?
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February 5, 2011 9:08:00 AM

im assuming ur on about the sampling rate of the output . the answer is no.

u will only get the best quality if u match teh output sampling rate, with teh playback-source sampling rate.

but most top soundcard offers near loseless conversion of sampling rates, so it doesnt matter. mine is set to 96000hz @ 24bit.


by the way id go for an asus card really.
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February 6, 2011 2:00:35 AM

MEgamer said:
im assuming ur on about the sampling rate of the output . the answer is no.

u will only get the best quality if u match teh output sampling rate, with teh playback-source sampling rate.

but most top soundcard offers near loseless conversion of sampling rates, so it doesnt matter. mine is set to 96000hz @ 24bit.


by the way id go for an asus card really.


So what you're saying is that a higher sample rate will give you better sound quality with recorded audio, like using a microphone or with VoIP?
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February 6, 2011 11:42:26 AM

yes. input basically.
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February 7, 2011 1:24:24 AM

MEgamer said:
yes. input basically.


But both cards will give the exact same audio quality in games, music, etc.. The higher sample rate only enhances the quality of recorded audio and VoIP?
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February 7, 2011 2:28:01 PM

yes and no. if u watch blu ray movies, setting it on the highest sampling rate will be better since the audio is sampled at 192khz, whereas MP3 and CD is sampled at 44100hz, ur best bet is to set it to 96000hz and leave it. tbf u cant here much difference between different sampling rate, assuming the sound card is good at upsampling and downsampling conversion.
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February 7, 2011 9:24:15 PM

MEgamer said:
yes and no. if u watch blu ray movies, setting it on the highest sampling rate will be better since the audio is sampled at 192khz, whereas MP3 and CD is sampled at 44100hz, ur best bet is to set it to 96000hz and leave it. tbf u cant here much difference between different sampling rate, assuming the sound card is good at upsampling and downsampling conversion.


What about in gaming?
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February 9, 2011 7:14:30 PM

ye it does... not much diff really

why dont u get an ASUS XONAR sound card, it has much more higher SNR, which becomes really noticable at moderate volume.
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