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    I am on the same stage, that i need a better sound card.

    I searced a lot and i am going to buy an Maudio Sound Card with 4 RCA connectors. I think that i will have much better quality

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    I kind of think DACs are overrated now. My $30 Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro just came in and it sounds great, without having the limitations of a DAC. Testing it on my home theater speakers, I honestly cannot hear a difference between it and the $200 Bloat.

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    not to sound elitist but just because you can't hear the difference doesn't mean others can. but... if you can't hear the difference then your money is well spent on the $30 turtle beach. another question to ask yourself though is, will you hear the difference in the car? and do your components lend to the need for a better soundcard? Dac's are great and easy. you can get them for under 100... $50 in the case of the alien dac. you can run a digital signal from the pc to the amp inputs and have a very short rca cable to reduce noise.

    so is your $30 card just as good... in certain situations to certain ears... yes. I read somewhere that The biggest myth in car audio is do it right the first time. car audio (any audio) involves trial and error. what works in one situation may not work in another.
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    Both the Turtle Beach and the Bloat sound great, but I just dont think it was justified (for me) to spend an extra $170 for a difference that I could not hear. Sure there may be measurable differences between the two units, but I simply could not hear them. The $170 would have far been better off spent on more sound deadening, or better amp/speakers. That is where you will hear the difference. I am not running super high end stuff, but I am not using cheap sony xplods either. I compared the two through a set of Jamo e825 speakers. But I also tried them with a set of NHT SB1s and my Ultimate Ears Super.Fi5 in ear monitors.

    Unless you are a very picky audiophile with a super quiet ride and high end components, I would say you cant go wrong for $30 using the Turtle Beach.

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    I have the same problem ...with my carPc ..i use a usb audigy nx2 sound card and it slows down my pc,because it uses 100% cpu ..and i need a solution for quality sound and less cpu usage...like a better usb sound card that uses less cpu or a pci sound card?
    I can't even play videos now .. 1frames/per sec

    I have a liliput TC1000 ,1ghz cpu,256 ram,40 giga
    Thx for the help ....

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