sound card comparisons

Discussion in 'Production' started by Affliction, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    i found this wicked website which has some pretty in depth analysis of consumer and pro audio cards.... analyses things like frequency response, noise level, dynamic range, THD, IMD and stereo crosstalk.

    here's a little example:

    on the left, Soundblaster Audigy Platinum EX, on the right, ESI Waveterminal 192X (my card ;))


    FREQUENCY RESPONSE:

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    NOISE LEVEL:

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    DYNAMIC RANGE:

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    TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION:

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    INTERMODULATION DISTORTION:

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    STEREO CROSSTALK:

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    interesting stuff eh :pimp:

    here's the website: http://audio.rightmark.org
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    so audigys pretty shit compared to the other one yes?
     
  3. freeagent

    freeagent Almost 30

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    Seems like teh difference is minimal in the important freq. areas. What is the price difference?
     
  4. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    the frequency response of the audigy is pretty poor, the waveterminal outperforms in every test

    and yes, the waveterminal is cheaper :cheerlead