you notice the difference, i take it?
and yeah i've read that rlly good speakers and/or headphones are necessary for the sound card to be worthwhile
it also sounds like nice motherboards (which mine probably qualifies as) tend to have pretty decent on-board sound so the delta will likely be smaller than if i had my old shit PC or something
a # of the audio ppl at tom's hardware were basically advising individuals not to purchase sound cards unless they know they're audiophiles and know they'll notice the improvement, or if they produce music or something. i dick around w/ this 88 key keyboard
at home & im slowly learning to use this DAWS
for makin music but who knows how long i'll keep at it or if my level of enthusiasm justifies a discrete card purchase
i guess an ok card + speakers would be like $300-$500 together? im rlly curious if the difference would be noticeable. i have for example noticed some soft white noise coming out've my current cheapo ($10 usb) speakers + mobo sound whenever i do anything computationally fancy. ive read that that may be due to the mobo sound picking up electrical noise from other components and that asound card may not have the same problem but idk