All I’ve been saying is that if a soundcard like an Audigy works for me why do others seemingly insist I change it to onboard in general as I’ve had this debate over other forums for years? Dont know why it would be silly. Any item returned without having an RMA will be refused by reception. And also under Linux with headphones? Sound Blaster Audigy is a product line of sound cards from Creative Technology.

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Mar 21, Posts: Thu Apr 15, 3: Perhaps onboard sound quality has greatly improved to what I have now, and maybe throwing in a decent receiver might help but Im getting as much mileage out of this Audigy as I can. Others here have talked about driver issues and problems regarding older sound cards when upgrading to Win 7.

Is there any good reason to use an Audigy 2 sound card anymore?

This check box must be selected to avoid reinstallation issues. I think what you’re missing is that the way you explained your preferences sound silly to a lot of people.

May 26, Posts: Skype and ventrilo both do, among other things.

While those are possibilities in some cases, I think it could also be that some onboard sound simply sucks. Isnt it visible and says on top of the chip?


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sound Blaster Audigy. Wed Apr 14, 1: I mentioned the noise issue because other posters brought it up. And in my case I think the Realtek sucked when I tried it out compared to audugy Audigy2, and I have no desire to change it anytime soon.

Sound Blaster Audigy

Current Temperatures Take II. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. It’s definitely enough of a perk that I’m going to keep the card around, but unless a replacement would be dirt cheap, I don’t think I’ll replace it when it eventually dies or goes obsolete.

Offering a mobile chip with upgradability then making it impossible to buy a new chip. The chip again can process up to 64 DirectSound3D audio channels in hardware.

Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices. But it still sounded flat no matter what.

I also had to use onboard because I had a Hackintosh goingand the Audigy didn’t work right. The SE is a low-profile PCI card in the Audigy family, and still has many unsold units at online retailers unlike the other Audigy cards.

Rirewire 30, Posts: According to the manual this connector is to be used to connect to the Platinum Drive which includes a standard FireWire port on its front panel. You weren’t talking about faint background hiss in your OP, though.


Sound Blaster Audigy – Wikipedia

All times are GMT The card struggled with compatibility due to quality issues with the CardBus host chipsets in many notebooks of the time, a problem also suffered with other companies’ products, such as Echo Digital Audio Corporation ‘s Indigo.

It still supports a maximum of 7. Ifrewire with the newer drivers that have firswire EQ controls maybe I could match it more precisely but for the time being Im happy with the Audigy2.

Audigy 2’s 3D audio capabilities received a boost when compared to its predecessors. I too also experienced the noise issue so I have no interested in going onboard.

Is there any good reason to use an Audigy 2 sound card anymore? – Ars Technica OpenForum

Jul 8, I didn’t know one could do that. Curious enough to buy a cable? Fri Apr 16, 1: