digifire 7.1 or a audigy 1 or 2?

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  1. tetsuo_ns

    tetsuo_ns Auditioning

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    i am trying to set up my pc for music use but dont like the music playback of my audigy 1.would the digifire be an improvment or not?i was looking at the m-audio cards but would have trouble getting one in my country.
     
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    I'm afraid I don't know much about the digifire7.1 I know the audigy 2 is a good improvement over the audigy 1. the m-audio would be the best of the lot, but sounds like it's not much good for you.

    as far as the digifire, hercules has set up a rather good reputation for themselves so it wouldn't take much for me to say it's a good choice for a card. it does support DDex and DTSes so you won't be lacking in features. I'd say go for it as I have no love for creative.
     
  3. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    Instead of the Digifire might want to look at either the Fortissimo III 7.1 or the Game Theater XP 7.1
     
  4. Gordon Moore

    Gordon Moore Second Unit

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    If you could use the Firewire ports then go for Digifire....If it's not a concern then save a few bucks and get the Fortissimo III (I have that card if you have any questions).
    In terms of sound they are identical.
    For a review of the two cards: http://www.tomshardware.com/video/20021023/index.html
     
  5. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    the digifire and the fortissimo are the same basic card just that the digifire has a few aditional features. if you want to hear user opinions on the card try asking in these forums: http://www.hardforums.com I'm not a big fan of the main site, but the forum community is great.
    Also, I would take any review you read over at Tom's hardware guide with a grain of salt, that site has little reputability in the extreme computer user realm. kinda like bose in the home theater world. . . easy to sell off on those that don't know better.
     

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