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Postby adio » Fri May 25, 2007 3:46 pm

hey kids,
i'm lookin for a new soundcard that would make my music at least twice as loud as it is now. i have an acer travelmate 4000lci and it's connected to my stereo via an rca cable. i use winamp for my music, but 95% of it sounds distorted. when we plug the rca cable into my gf's samsung mp3 player, the music sounds waaaaaaaaay better and never gets distorted, no matter how loud u blast the player or the stereo.

my thinking is if i had a higher Mw (milliwatt) rating coming from my soundcard, the music could be turned up wihout getting distorted. like how cowan audio players talk about having 15, 30, 60Mw coming from their headphone jacks.

any recommendations on soundcards instead of buying either a cheap headphone amplifier or 1 that cost 6 trilloin bucks?
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Postby flak_monkey » Fri May 25, 2007 3:58 pm

creative has a good pcmcia laptop card. The Audigy 2 zs notebook, $50-100 depending on where you get it. It's a bit dated, but it's still a very good unit for what is essentially a niche market.

http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=205&product=10769
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Postby NDGeist » Sat May 26, 2007 12:33 am

Creative also has some really good USB sound cards. I've got a couple and they work great. Plus, spdif optical output.
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Postby flak_monkey » Sat May 26, 2007 1:17 pm

NDGeist wrote:Creative also has some really good USB sound cards. I've got a couple and they work great. Plus, spdif optical output.

forgot about those ones. We sell them at work and they are fantastic if ultimate portability is not an utmost priority. They are no bigger than a nintendo DS or something, but still they do take up some space in your laptop case.
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Postby adio » Sat May 26, 2007 6:24 pm

hmmmmm, those usb ones look good. it really doesn't matter if it can go in the pcmia slot or if its usb......... i just want my music to sound super better at much higher volumes
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Postby JimJ[VT] » Sun May 27, 2007 12:44 pm

I've got an Audigy 2NX waiting for whenever I get a PC running in the main setup...no big rush...analog sounds too damn good for the time being...:D
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Postby JimJ[VT] » Sun May 27, 2007 12:46 pm

i just want my music to sound super better at much higher volumes


Then get a headphone amp.

http://www.bottlehead.com - the S.E.X amp has a headphone output, and sells for under $400. Dirt cheap to retube.

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