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Unread Apr 21st, 2007, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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yeah i'm going to be buying sennheiser hd555's but i want to get a soundcard first. i already have the sennheiser pc150's with the default soundcard. any suggestions for just listening to mp3s?
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Unread Apr 21st, 2007, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cmon i thought people would actually respond to this one
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Unread Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, tbh I don't get the question really, how are headphones soundcard related
and where did you plug your cans in before?
Do you have a laptop or PC?

As you're not the first who's asked you might want to try here as well...

http://forums.di.fm/the-dj-booth/sound-cards-116812/

http://forums.di.fm/the-dj-booth/sound-cards-106756/

all from this forum
http://forums.di.fm/the-dj-booth/
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Unread Aug 9th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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For just listening to MP3s you don't need a decent sound card. MP3 is poor quality anyway and if you think it's ok then you won't benefit from a good sound card. If you were into recording and producing I would suggest something like M-Audio Audiophile 2496 which is a good card.

Whatever you do, do not get a Creative card. They will tell you it improves the quality of MP3s but it is a lie! Creative cards are good for gaming and nothing else!
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Unread Aug 11th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Only for listening I mean a normal cheap soundcard is sufficient, Terratec are good soundcards with a reasonable prices.
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Unread Aug 12th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you can get your hands on one, a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. As far as sound quality goes i'd say this is one of the best consumer cards ever made. Getting your hands on one isn't easy though as it's a bit older (yet still better than current consumer grade cards).
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Whatever you do, do not get a Creative card. They will tell you it improves the quality of MP3s but it is a lie! Creative cards are good for gaming and nothing else!
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More than a year ago I got a pcmcia audigy. This thing gives a lot of noise. 24bit/96KHz is not supported under linux but even with windows drivers it is nothing special. It is 7.1 though which is kind of hard to have built-in to laptops.
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If you can get your hands on one, a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. As far as sound quality goes i'd say this is one of the best consumer cards ever made. Getting your hands on one isn't easy though as it's a bit older (yet still better than current consumer grade cards).
They are outdated and are no longer produces, or have any driver updates. Besides that, they had a horrible cross-talk problem between the MIC and Line Out channels. I know, I have one.

M-Audio and Auzentech make some decent cards. Personally I can't stand Creative... they have lied so much about their products in the past. Now that I'm almost out of PC gaming completely I can stay away from them.
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Unread Oct 2nd, 2007, 09:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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They are outdated and are no longer produces, or have any driver updates. Besides that, they had a horrible cross-talk problem between the MIC and Line Out channels. I know, I have one.
True but i can live with the crosstalk as i don't use the mic channel anyway. But as far as sound quality goes, these puppies are still better than almost ALL current sound cards
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True but i can live with the crosstalk as i don't use the mic channel anyway. But as far as sound quality goes, these puppies are still better than almost ALL current sound cards
If you want, I can sell you the one I have left after I replace it...
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Unread Oct 2nd, 2007, 08:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you want, I can sell you the one I have left after I replace it...
Nah, still have two haha
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Nah, still have two haha
What operating system are you using it (them) with? XP is the last operating system they put out drivers for. The cards do work under Ubuntu (linux) though. But I don't remember if it identifies that card correctly or not (it is installed on my Wife's PC).

So what have you decided gomes? Or are you still looking for options?
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I'm on XP. No plans to change anytime soon so i should be good for a while
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get a presonus firebox (audio interface) instead!
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