Should I upgrade from a SB Live! Value ?

LordJezo

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Simple enough question.. been using a Value card for about 5+ years now.

Will upgrading do anything for me?
 

Summoner

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Depends on what you plan to listen to. If you have reasonable speakers, play games and want 5.1 or higher quality music, then an Audigy2 (around $60 for the non ZS one) would be a very noticeable upgrade. If you have $5 speakers and use your PC for Excel, its probably not worth it :p
 

DaLurker

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I recently went from a SB Live Value! with Logitech Z 560's, to NVidia Soundstorm with Logitech Z 560's and wow what a difference that made. With the Live Value, music always sounded high strung and very bland, but with the Soundstorm, it sounded a lot fuller. more mids and lows, and a generally more rounded sound. Not mushy mind you.
 

joethemole

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^^

i assume you are using digital connection WITH an external decoder? and even if you ARE i still think its not worth the extra $ cause soundstorm is 5.1
 
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