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    EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    EVGA and Audio Note build on earlier foundations to present these new solutions.
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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    why...just why.

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Well at least they've addressed the no backplate issue that stopped me from considering the 1st version, which was unbelieavbly cheap of you EVGA, given the premium + price you are asking for these.

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcoleman View Post
    why...just why.
    Because people like a sound card over onboard sound? Just a guess mind you, from someone who has owned many sound cards over the decades

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    I used to like soundcards then one day had to use the onboard sound and it sounded better than my Soundblaster ZX!
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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcoleman View Post
    why...just why.
    LoL that what say we just as well just used the onboard sound in stead of spending 300 smack on this or use HDMI audio

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Because onboard suck

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Because onboard suck
    Based on what?
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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I used to like soundcards then one day had to use the onboard sound and it sounded better than my Soundblaster ZX!
    i'm not suprised about that
    Most sound cards I've used have been sizably better in games, particularly when I wanted to adjust the old EAX stuff, and later as it became more and more "manipulated" and multi channel, I found Stereo through a proper card was best by far.
    In IL-2 and ARMA 2 it was a real help with stereo positioning.

    Best cards I've used are older and it has to be said, Windows 10 was SUCH a pain in the posterior with older drivers, that I gave up for a year. Then drivers matured and it improved again.

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    On board audio AND the drivers vary hugely, and so does noise from the headphone port.

    But it's all about what you listen too as the final output? £15 in ear cheapies, or £100 over ear music headphones.

    Speakers? And if so, desk top or an amp and speaker set up? Soundbar perhaps?

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    Why?
    Multi-zone RGB lighting, of course!!!


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    But it's all about what you listen too as the final output? £15 in ear cheapies, or £100 over ear music headphones.
    £100??!! Pfft... peasant.
    If it doesn't have at least four figures and a brand name of Sennheiser, as an absolute minimum, there's little point in even having ears.... or so I'm reliably informed, anyway.

    I've had a Xonar DAC before and tried a couple of other cards... They were OK, but my biggest requirement has always been ZLM, which most of them do not have.
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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Why?
    Multi-zone RGB lighting, of course!!!



    £100??!! Pfft... peasant.
    If it doesn't have at least four figures and a brand name of Sennheiser, as an absolute minimum, there's little point in even having ears.... or so I'm reliably informed, anyway.

    I've had a Xonar DAC before and tried a couple of other cards... They were OK, but my biggest requirement has always been ZLM, which most of them do not have.
    to be honest, you're right.. I do have some Senns but luckily not 4 figures

    Love them all the same though

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    My last sound card was the sound blaster AWE 32 gold, that was back when 1000 MHZ CPU's was the stuff dreams was made of.
    And mine even had the optional memory expansion ports filled too,,,,, so quite geeky compared to what my nerdy friends was running.
    A expansion that as far as my hazy memory say pushed my sound card to a whopping 12 MB, much more than my GFX card had.



    Aaaa the memories, geeking it out before the term geek really caught on.

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    I thought most people these days use an external Dac and Amp. Im using a Audiogd R2R dac connected via USB and it sounds just as good as the many soundcards I've had in the past and doesnt take up a PCIE slot on my motherboard. Im using some sennheiser HD650s which I got fairy cheap a few years back, just over 200 quid I think.

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    I bought an Asus Xonar years ago when my onboard sound stopped working. I've upgraded motherboards several times since then, each time I get a new board I listen to the onboard sound to see if it sounds better than the card. So far, every time, to my ears the soundcard has won. (That is with analogue outputs and music though, probably the ideal case for it)

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    Re: EVGA introduces its Nu Audio Pro sound cards

    Bit puzzled how they can claim it as a "Pro" card with no SPDIF-in connection for digital audio input. I appreciate it has decent DACs etc, but pro use requires good input options, as well as output. Mind you, the website makes it pretty clear it is aimed at gamers primarily, despite the name. RGB lighting should also give a hint.

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