Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




438 posts

Ultimate Geek


Topic # 100510 12-Apr-2012 16:48 Send private message

Hi there Im currently running a Audigy 2 ZS running 5.1 dolby sound for my HTPC and sounds brilliant however a  mate of mine that has finally finished building his HTPC with my help of course...he wants me to swap my Audigy 2 ZS for his Audiophile 24/96 sound card suggesting that it is a better sound than the Audigy however he wants my card because of the real 3d in game sound features as he said that Audiophile is not too good for games.

I dont play games using my tv as I could not adjust to the 40inches screen and find a lcd hd monitor better so i play games using my pc not my htpc. However he does both gaming and HDTV using his HTPC so do you guys reckon is worth swaping it. I read a few reviews but seemed to focus on music recording...

your opinions are important,

thanks,



Andy 

Create new topic
2731 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 608359 12-Apr-2012 17:01 Send private message

I doubt you'd notice the difference either way. Ideally you should be using a digital output from the HTPC to a receiver anyway rather than using multi-channel output from a soundcard, and if it's digital then even a cheap motherboard soundchip should produce good output as it's the DSP/DAC and preamp circuitry that introduces the signal noise.

The 2 ZS is a good, albeit old card, I wouldn't swap it out if it's working for you, tell your mate not to be such a cheap guy. :)







438 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 608466 12-Apr-2012 20:46 Send private message

Stevenz thanks for the reply and I agree with you that my card works fine in windows 7 64bit with WMC running the tv so I will tell my mate to buy a new sound card.

thanks,


Andy 

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12


Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11


Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59


Passive Optical Lan means fibre to the desktop
Posted 12-May-2017 17:09


Finalists Named for 2017 CIO Awards
Posted 11-May-2017 20:00


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 10-May-2017 18:54


Accelerate 2017 to focus on navigating disruption with a design thinking mindset
Posted 10-May-2017 18:49



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.