View Full Version : Sound card to inprove mp3 quality

12-18-2006, 06:14 PM
Is there any sound card that actually inproves the quality of mp3.

12-18-2006, 06:19 PM
SB X-Fi Xtreme Music! :D

12-18-2006, 08:45 PM
This actually inproves mp3 quality.SB X-Fi Xtreme Music

12-20-2006, 09:14 AM

I have one, and now hate listening to my mp3's on my other machine :)

12-20-2006, 10:19 AM
Chaintech AV-710 > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829120103

Seriously. It's amazing. Just use the Via Vinyl 500b drivers instead of the ones that came on the CD, and it'll be the best $30 you've ever spent.

12-20-2006, 02:17 PM
I'm going to be getting the best sound card w/ breakout in existence, soon.

TerraTec Aureon 7.1 Universe (http://sounden.terratec.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=197)

It'll work in linux, and in windows, it's made with some of the best components (the breakout box could be better shielded, but I think I can come up with a solution to that), and unless you're a music producer or an extreme gamer, it has everything you could ever need. 8-channel output, input enough for any mildly curious enthusiast, and digital outputs for if you lean that way.

12-20-2006, 03:10 PM
For good non gaming audio it has to be either terratec or chaintech.... you definitely do not need an xfi if you're not in it for gaming sounds.

12-20-2006, 05:21 PM
So these sounds cards, can also improve mp3 quality.

12-20-2006, 05:26 PM
Er...you can't improve mp3 quality, sorry to break it to you. Almost ALL sound cards are able to deliver the "heart-pounding" 128kbps with no problem, so one won't sound better than the other.

For better sound quality, download better MP3s (192+, V0, etc.) THEN you can look to fine tune it with a good soundcard.