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Need help picking out Sound Card and Headphones

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July 15, 2003 10:36:23 PM

I'm not really going for top of the line here, I just need something that is good and cheap. Right now I'm using onboard sound(ECS k7s5apro mobo) so I think it's about time to get a decent sound card.

Hopefully it's not asking for much, but I'm only willing to spend $50, $60 being the Max. Remember I'm also looking for some decent headphones.

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July 16, 2003 1:54:30 AM

Headphones: Koss UR 20 - $24.99
<A HREF="http://www.koss.com/" target="_new">http://www.koss.com/&lt;/A>
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Sound card:Creative Labs Soundblaster Live! Dolby Digital 5.1 - OEM (white box, card and drivers) - $33.00
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufa..." target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufa...;/A>

Total = $57.99

If it was my money that's what I would do. :cool:

<font color=blue>Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
-Einstein</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Confoundicator on 07/15/03 08:37 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 16, 2003 5:43:23 PM

I would go for the Terratec Aureon 5.1 Fun which is about the same price but better IMHO.

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July 17, 2003 1:50:29 AM

I found one at <A HREF="http://www.jdsound.com/store/product1.asp?SID=2&Product..." target="_new">JDSound</A> for $49.00, which leaves $11.00 for headphones following his $60.00 budget. BTW, I agree with your humble opinion, the Aureon has better features and sound.

I also found a cheaper SBLive! at <A HREF="http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/catego..." target="_new">TigerDirect</A> - $29.99

If you go with the cheaper Koss TD61 (which are still excellent) for $19.99 with the Aureon $49.00 total = $68.99

SBLive! + Koss TD61 = $49.98


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-Einstein</font color=blue>
July 17, 2003 8:55:32 AM

What the other guys said is about right.

If you could get your budget up a little more it'd help ya out alot. Its to bad you couldnt get your hands on an audigy 1 or audigy 2 oem (about $60) and get a good pair of sennheisers.. those are expensive but worth it if you are going to be using them alot.

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