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Will a Soundcard help?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by ben90, 17 Sep 2009.

  1. ben90

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,262

    Location: Wiltshire

    I have just brought a new p55 motherboard and so far from what I can hear, my music seems quieter than my old board. Surely it can't be the on board sound being worse when the board is about 3 years newer and a high-end board...

    So will a sound card help improve the sound through my headset, if so what do you recommend? I wouldn't want to spend more than £20-30.
  2. Uriel


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,641

    What's your headset?

    If it just won't go loud enough, you could just get a cheap headphone amp like a CMOY or FiiO e5.

    You're looking at a much more expensive soundcard for something with a decent amp built in.
  3. ben90

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,262

    Location: Wiltshire

    Its the creative gaming headset. Its the same one as when I had my other motherboard and it was very loud then.
  4. sturmtruppe


    Joined: 27 Feb 2009

    Posts: 571

    Location: Hinckley

    Tbh i'd expect onboard sound on mainstream boards to be less than great. Even my workstation board that cost me £200 had aweful onboard sound.

    Get the creative extreme audio if you can afford it, i had that card's predecessor and it was great for me until i could afford the fatality sound card!