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    I think you have to consider who you're talking to.

    I would say that onboard sound is horrid, others have a different standard for their sound quality.
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    So onboard audio compaired to say a stock car HU? Worse or better?

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    way too many variables to just have a yes or no to that...

    yeah, most onboard is horrible, but then again, so is most stock headunits

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    lol - if you're into good sound, like you say, don't use onboard sound.

    I'll just keep it simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by integlikewhoa View Post
    So onboard audio compaired to say a stock car HU? Worse or better?
    Im not that into sound quality, and I say a bad head unit would still rape onboard sound any day.

    Its like taking an equalizer and muting the first 2 and last 2 levels of your head unit. ITS ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelicaGTS View Post
    Im not that into sound quality, and I say a bad head unit would still rape onboard sound any day.

    Its like taking an equalizer and muting the first 2 and last 2 levels of your head unit. ITS ****.

    I don't know but I got craptastic sony, and my onboard sound wins anyday


    It just depends on what you're after. I'm not using on-board either, but it's equal or even better to a cheap HU.
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    Kind of reminds me of this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelicaGTS View Post
    Im not that into sound quality, and I say a bad head unit would still rape onboard sound any day.

    Its like taking an equalizer and muting the first 2 and last 2 levels of your head unit. ITS ****.
    just because you've seen this in one or 2 installs, doesn't make it universaly true... there are many variables, & onboard sound can sound better than a crappy headunit in some cases, especially if the pc happens to be very close to the amps & were talking decent amps...

    one of the biggest problems with onboard sound is usually the extremely low voltages there driven with, but with a short run you can minimise noise pickup & with a good amp the gain control should be able to accept the lower voltage... it is not impossible to get halfway decent sound from onboard, but again, there are way too many variables to get into here.

    I'm not saying onboard sound is great, far from it, but then again, there aren't many great factory headunits either

    in the end, I would still highly recommend not using onboard sound anyway, a decent soundcard is the way to go...

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    heres a perfect comparison of how onboard audio sounds...

    First you take a wire mesh bag of rabid cats...
    spray acid on them and light them on fire...
    lay under the bag and let the flaming acid drip into your ear...
    string up a series of hand grenades next to your face to explode every 2 seconds...
    have 5000 mexicans compete in a chalkboard scratching contest...
    hire ashley simpson to sing...
    have fran dresher scream the declaration of independance...
    and take a big **** in your mouth.

    thats pretty close to being as bad onboard sound.

    hope i cleared that up for everyone. =)

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