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    i have a epia m-10k and the intergrated sound isn't that good. just isnt loud enough, even with the volumn set all the way up. i've been looking into USB external sound card that doesnt use AC power.

    are any of these good??

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...725301400&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...132946123&rd=1

    open to all recommendations.

  • #2
    For $84 (w/ mail in rebate), you can get a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 NX (http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage....gle&id=1001544) which IMHO is better than both of those items products you listed).

    EDIT: Sorry, didn't read that part about you wanting it to be self-powered. The audigy will require external power.
    1994 RX-7, EPIA P4-ITX w/ Celeron 2.4 Ghz, Arise PSU, Xenarc 700TSV (new model)

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    • #3
      I am also looking for a good solution for a sound card that does not require a power input, and is good quality. Please help us out.

      Edit: On that Soundblaster I looked at the pictures and it looks like it runs off of 5V not sure as its hard to tell. If it is 5V would it be possible to hook it up to the computers power supply?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rundell
        I am also looking for a good solution for a sound card that does not require a power input, and is good quality. Please help us out.

        Edit: On that Soundblaster I looked at the pictures and it looks like it runs off of 5V not sure as its hard to tell. If it is 5V would it be possible to hook it up to the computers power supply?
        Yes, you can hook the Audigy 2 NX directly to a 5V line of one of your power supply power leads.

        That is exactly how I am powering mine off my 90W OPUS and it works great...
        1999 Mercedes ML430 - Epia M10000, OPUS 90w, 512mb, 160gb, Deluo GPS, SB Audigy 2 NX, 7" Lilliput TS

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ML430
          Yes, you can hook the Audigy 2 NX directly to a 5V line of one of your power supply power leads.

          That is exactly how I am powering mine off my 90W OPUS and it works great...

          Thanks for the information! I think that is what I'm going to do!
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          • #6
            Has anyone directly compared the USB MP3+ and the Audigy 2 NX? Is there a significant difference?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eatyummypuppies
              Has anyone directly compared the USB MP3+ and the Audigy 2 NX? Is there a significant difference?
              He has
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              • #8
                wow! thanks for the hook up

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                • #9
                  I have a Sonica I would be willing to sell for $35 shipped.
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                  • #10
                    the sonica theater 7.1 is a sweet card if you want surround, the MP3+ is a sweet card if you dont. Ive had them both.
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