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    Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    Just wanted to find out whether I will see any performance benefits if I upgrade to say a x-fi (mainly for games and DVD films).

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    Re: Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    The sound upgrade will be noticable in the games with EAX 5HD and the better postioning will help depending on the quality of the speaker/headphones you use.

    I very rarely use headphones for games but found the positioning in a normal set of stereo headphones to be amazing.

    DVD I dont know .

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    Re: Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    You should see some improvement, but with X-FI you get the mode changer so you can set it to games or music which also helps

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    Re: Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    Thanks guys, I use headphones mainly. I got a pair of 5.1 channel Trust and they're good for movies and games. The 5.1 is not perfect but since I watch DVDs/play games at night it's ideal. I also have a set of Logitech z640 speakers but they don't get used often.

    How does the soundcard affect gaming performance? I'm pretty sure my Audigy gives me choppy sound in some games.
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    Re: Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    I keep getting told there is not may games that make that much use of EAX 5 and open AL will be the future. so maybe your better off with this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=579624

    Not that I'm an expert. But it does have DTS for your movies.

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    Re: Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    Have a read of this

    http://www.soundblaster.com/products/x-fi/

    A soundcard just takes a load of the CPU and processors the sounds via the card saving CPU and giving slightly better sound it also can increase your FPS to but not by a lot.

    Oh and as for headphones I've got some Sennheiser :

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    Re: Shall I upgrade my Audigy LS?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    I keep getting told there is not may games that make that much use of EAX 5 and open AL will be the future. so maybe your better off with this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=579624

    Not that I'm an expert. But it does have DTS for your movies.
    I use my Audigy with DTS sound, and it's amazing. I can definitely hear the clarity compared with Dolby Digital. I think that card has output connectors that are DTS.
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