February 10, 2005 at 7:44 pm #86901
I’m looking for reccomendations on a new up to date sound card for my computer for the reason listed in one of my other topics entitled:
“I have an audio question.”
I am using Windows XP Home Edition, and I was wondering what sound card would work best with that operating system.
SelavastFebruary 10, 2005 at 8:16 pm #86907
I have XP, and NVIDIA is what I have, it is totally awesome! Although, I don’t know if you can just purchase it alone, my computer is custom built, and my computer guy decked it out. But I would suggest NVIDIA to anyone that could get it.February 10, 2005 at 8:18 pm #86909
I didn’t even know that NVIDIA made sound cards!February 10, 2005 at 8:19 pm #86911
I’ll have to dig around and see if can find one! I know that NVIDIA makes good products, so a sound card from them would be awesome!February 10, 2005 at 8:19 pm #86912
Anything by Crative labs is a good bet, they’ve been doing sound cards since sound cards were invented, they know how to do it well.February 10, 2005 at 8:21 pm #86913
I do have an old Creative card, but it conflicts with my OS. I heard rumor somewhere that pretty much most Creative cards have problems with XP. Is this true?February 10, 2005 at 8:51 pm #86918
Why not go for an external solution? “Studio-quality recording” sounds pretty neat
Stefan (sweeping this into Music and Sound Effects).February 10, 2005 at 10:27 pm #86935
“Stefan” wrote: Why not go for an external solution? “Studio-quality recording” sounds pretty neat
Stefan (sweeping this into Music and Sound Effects).
Interesting! I might have to give that a shot, after I research it more. Thanks for the tip!February 11, 2005 at 9:31 am #87000
Well, it’s not THAT important.
Nowadays, all manufacturers make XP compatible soundcards.
If you wanna have a slightly better one, choose Creative or Terratec.
What are the uses you want ?
– Game engine acceleration (EAX…) ?
– Studio recording ? (with mics ?)
– Home Cinema playback ?
– Does it have to be multichannel or/and support Dolby D or DTS ?
– Does it have to support hi-quality audio, like 24/96 ?
– Does it have to support SoundFont (cheap sampling) ?
– Does it have to feature hi-perf drivers like ASIO ?
…February 11, 2005 at 11:30 am #87009
You should buy the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS.
It’s not very expensive but a high-quality soundcard,
you could even use 7.1 surround speakes with this thing.
Plus it supports EAX up to version 3.0.