Wow! Philips Seismic Edge Sound Card

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  1. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    About a week back, my Sound Blaster Live! Value sound card started dying on me. I found a Philips Seismic Edge sound card being sold at Ebay for $29.99 (shipped) for the "buy it now" option. You can find better deals if you wait until the auctions end and you'll save a few bucks. I needed one quickly, so I was willing to pay a few more $$.
    I currently have Altec Lansing (ATP-3) speakers connected to the sound card. I listen to quite a few MP3s and frankly, the SB Live! can't keep up with this sound card in regards to sound quality. I can't believe how good my music sounds.
    Oh, the versions that you find on the auction sites are OEM cards, but do come with printed manuals, drivers on CD and also an analog sound cable - so essentially, the card is the same as the retail package, but doesn't have the full retail box with shrink-wrap. Retail versions of this card usually run about $55 + shipping.
    Way to go, Philips!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Gabriel_Lam

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    You're absolutely right, the SB Live! is one of the worst sounding cards available, musically. People choose it for the name, price, and gaming ability (low cpu 3d sound). The Seismic Edge is definitely a step up for music, and the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz is one step above that. A large large step up from that are the various 24/96 cards.
     
  3. Mark Hsieh

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    The Live! and Audigy are horrible. Creative advertises them as being able to 24bit/96khz but in reality, they can only do less. Unfortunately their technical support is horrible as well as their driver/firmware updates.
    Good purchase on the Phillips, haven't heard any bad stuff about that card yet.
     
  4. Wayne Ernst

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