View Full Version : Good Sound card and Bass?

11-27-08, 11:39 PM
Can anyone recommend a good sound card that can handle high levels of bass?

This new mobo of mine doesn't. My old BX2 with the IDT drivers and sonic focus under Vista x64 could deliver bone crushing bass that didn't clip or drop. I couldn't stand to run it all the way up.

That's my major complaint. When heavy bass hits it seems like the sound drops out a bit with my current setup. I hate it, and I've encountered it on separate sound cards before too.

BTW I don't give a flip about gaming reverb effects and such. I want bass strength and fidelity with music.

11-28-08, 01:01 AM
I have X-Fi with DDL drivers and Logitech Z680s. There is a LOT of bass here.

11-28-08, 01:11 AM
My X-Fi is pumping out some awesome Bass through my sound system! :)

11-28-08, 02:27 AM
Hmm ok.

My rig is going to be F'n crowded. :p I'll have a sound card in that last slot and my XFX GTX 260 right above it. Of course, above that is my Evga GTX 260.

11-28-08, 06:36 AM
Asus HDAV1.3 or Auzentech Prelude/Hometheater HD. :)

11-29-08, 12:34 PM
I'm almost always using a headset..just picked up some HD555's which will be here early next week to go along with my X-Fi XtremeMusic which has been doing fine the past couple of years

11-29-08, 02:15 PM
My Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro sounds hella sexy with my Bose Companion 3 speakers. Hella good lows on the sub and the sound card sounds great. My ears feel like they pop because of all the pressure from the low bass tones. I wanna see how it would sound with a different sound card, but this is extremely satisfying. I didn't think Bose made a difference from Logitech speakers :p.

11-30-08, 08:43 PM
Bose? ::(:

12-01-08, 03:05 AM
Bose? ::(:

It was in my reach.

12-01-08, 05:07 PM
While the sound card will make a difference, I would think it depends on the speakers you have even more. My Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 THX set is the best I've ever owned. Using a X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card. ;)

12-01-08, 10:43 PM
It was in my reach.

You can get much better for much cheaper. Bose is... Fail. ::(: