I honestly don’t see how a soundcard like this is going to be a worthy improvement over onboard. If course, if by some miracle, it’s using the CMI audio chip Probably the DSP but it was like going from mono to stereo it seemed like. But diamond cards are nice. Diamond Multimedia introduced the Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.
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Click here to post a comment for this news story on the message forum. This thing is amazing even compared to my Asus xonar d2x.
Some one looking for diamond multimedia sound card upgrade from on-board audio who are not on a haswell setup, will be able to do so while still getting a improvement from on-board.
Diamond Multimedia introduced the Diamond Xtreme Sound 7. Probably the DSP but it was like going from mono to stereo it seemed like. I will say have to diamond multimedia sound card that when my asus xonar d2x went out and I used the hdmi out on my videocard the sound didn’t nearly have the same quality as my Creative zxr on a spdif.
The General Senior Member Posts: GenClaymore Senior Member Posts: I honestly don’t see how a soundcard like this is going to be a worthy improvement over onboard. Anarion Senior Member Posts: Plus you don’t upgrade sound cards if your looking for FPS performance, you upgrade graphics cards or Cpus.
I already mention If I was to get this diamond card it would been for actual Asio without using the a wrapper and dolby headphone which I prefer for virtual surround usage and then the Coaxial usage since I had tos link cable break on me and I not looking forward for that to diamond multimedia sound card again, with the end getting stuck in my external dac amp again which i already mentioned.
Its not going diamond multimedia sound card to sound much better than onboard, or any performance gain.
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If course, if by some miracle, it’s using the CMI audio chip Diamond has a cool PC in the works! One of these days I will have to get a big boys amp for my headphones though.
But they did so with Smooth Creations.
The reason why cheaper sound diamond multimedia sound card exist is so people who wanna move from there on-boards audio can do so with price ranges they can afford. We don’t have hardware accelerated sound on the newer Operating Systems. The question is where do you want multimediaa compromise. But diamond cards are nice.
Also the rest of your audio gear matter too like speakers and headphones quality. Good thing diamon it, is it has coaxial incase one doesnt like tos link and use the card to get it features output thru their external dac amp.
It’s a great budget audio chipset, but that’s multmiedia it diamond multimedia sound card. A Budget audio chipset.
Futuremark PCMark 8 download v2. Deadspace had a more convincing soundstage and the positional effects were far better. The Xtreme Sound 7.
Not the best Just quit being cheap and diamond multimedia sound card a good card like the creative zxr. The headphone amp is powerful enough to power my hifiman He to louder than comfortable levels.
Smooth Creations has a reputation from its custom painted casings