If your Audigy drivers are fcking with the signal, that could make it sound significantly different and maybe that’s to your liking. Apr 6, Posts: I do the same thing. Aug 16, Posts: Retrieved from ” https: Apr 30, Posts: The audio processor could mix up to 64 DirectSound3D sound channels in hardware, up from Live!

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That and the noise issue. 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 sound blaster audigy 2 zs wdm for years? Thats whats happening here. Jan 12, Posts: The Audigy 2 as I recall really wasn’t that special in the sound-department, and with the revamped sound-architecture in Windows 7, much of the reason for using Creatives products with the accompanying POS drivers went out the window.

I know how big the differences are. Is this a typo? Here on Ars, my informal assessment is that most computer users most of the time don’t seem to mind their on-board audio chip quality level, so those who have problems with their on-board sound quality either have “golden ears” caution: It would be interesting to find out anyway. I searched the internet and could find no evidence of any retail boxes labeled “Audigy 2 SE”.


I’m telling you the problem doesn’t lie where you think it does. Copyright – Creative Technology Ltd. You can say “well, they’re big to me” all you want- it’s not going to make the output any closer to what you described in your OP, at least not for the reasons sound blaster audigy 2 zs wdm put forth.

You weren’t talking about audlgy background hiss in sound blaster audigy 2 zs wdm OP, though.

Tue Apr 13, 1: Uh, yeah- of course I do. AFAIK, most modern onboard soundchips are actually very decent.

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As noise was present. The next rig I build I will retire the card and I’ll move onto a receiver setup. Velvet G Ars Praefectus Tribus: Dec 4, Posts: That’s one thing that, as far as I know, few if any modern soundcards or sound chipsets do.

I think its either because ppl just hate wanna Creative, or think the Audigy2 sounds worse than Realtek.



My new Mac Pro emits hum from my speakers. I mentioned the noise issue because other posters brought it up. This section needs expansion.

This fact was not immediately obvious in Creative’s literature, and was difficult to ascertain even upon examination of the Audigy’s spec sheets. Apr 6, Posts: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Wed Apr 14, 8: If you want to back off your claims to baster that, fine. With Creative ALchemy, you can: Yes, it required a ‘protected path’ so the audio couldn’t be ripped.

It’s silly because I’m familiar with the motherboard you have- it’s pretty good onboard- as well as the soundcard you have- it’s middling- and the differences aren’t large it’s mostly hiss IME. And also under Linux with headphones?

Both are connected to the integrated sound.