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    Your PC Audio Setup

    I have been listening to some high quality uncompressed music through my PC sound setup which consists of the SoundStorm audio and some Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 Digital speakers:



    I think the combination of the two sounds absolutely superb!! Much better than most of today's cheap 4.1/5.1 setups. The clarity is quite astounding.

    Just thought I'd make a thread cos I haven't seen one like this on Hexus

    So what do you guys have in the way of PC audio?
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    Ive got an old school 200watt amp, driving 2 wharfedale 7.1 diamonds. Sounds superb!

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    I have Soundstorm and a couple of rubbish speakers. I don't mind that much about sound, much rather spend the cash on a nice new graphics card
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    Also have soundstorm, but I only use headphones. Current pair are Grado SR125's, I did have the 80's but I sold them and upgraded to the 125's for about £30 I think it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    I have been listening to some high quality uncompressed music
    vinyl?

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    Soundstorm, currently connected to a Digitheatre and a 15" sub ina cabinet the size of a refrigerator that I built myself!

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    I also use SoundStorm, when doing a review I descovered for music its just the best (apart from mAudio as I didn't get to test one of there cards).

    I power into a NAD decoder (analogue and digital inputs), I use the preouts into a Denon poweramp for the front stereo pair (Wharfedale), the rest get amped by the NAD decoder which are some *really* cheap rear speakers (if you ever listen to what comes out of them its really not worth it) - there still proper speakers handling 100Watt, cost me £15 . And a Celeston center. I do have a Cambridge Subwoofer but its only switched on for listening to D&B where the sound can be distored from its original shape

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    I have the soundstorm, again... usually going out to a pair of Sennheiser HD570s. Absolutely lovely, I must say.

    Although I sometimes feel like not wearing headphones (wet hair...) so plug in some Creative 5300s, which are quite nice themselves. Not quite as definitive as the 570s, but still lovely.

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    would be using soundstorm, but the surround output is borked, sadly, so I'm using a cheapo envy24 thing from gainward to power some logitech z540s...cheap and cheerful, but they can make a fairly good (and well defined) noise when called upon

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    I use the almighty Soundblaster 128 with .... Sennheiser 570s!

    Son't worrry, they do get to work with more appropriate class equipment when not attached to the PC....
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    Soundstorm, connected to a 600w amp with a nice set of speakers playin Call of Duty brings the walls down tbh

    sound qualitys top notch too, my friend has the top end creative gigaworks speakers and a laughed when i heard the difference, when the volume goes up theres a huge diff in quality I nearly bought some too, glad i didnt waste my money
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    I'm using the on-board sound on my Abit AT7-MAX motherboard connected via a digital cable to my AV receiver and then in turn that's connected to a pair of Mission m74 floorstanders.

    Obviously this sounds much better than even the best PC speakers.

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    onboard asus 6.1 dolby thru my aiwa stereo via aux calbe.200watt speakers

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    ah u gotta love onboard audio (H)
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    Using an Audigy 2 ZS with Logitech Z-2200 THX Certified 2.1 Speakers (200watts) and enjoying every minute of it.

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