It's just plain sad that the majority are sticking with their on-board noise producers...
And there isn't much competition on the sound card front.
Those THX "technologies" are just pure marketing.
PC Surround? Multiple channels mixed in two channels with some added delay and weird echo, WOO look at me I got surround sound! NOT
PC Speaker? Bass without a subwoofer? Some virtual bass enhancement gimmick that distorts
the lower frequencies so some cardboard-eared vice guy can brag about his tremendous bass output
PC Crystalizer? YAY for the loudness! Add some bass and treble to give the false feeling that it sounds better! Everyone falls for that...
Maybe it even smooths some distortion (and flattens the dynamics)
PC Dialog Plus? OOH, lets boost some mid freqs and call it a day
PC Smart Volume? Hey, this actually sounds good... If you're player software doesn't already have replay gain
Oh please, just give me a flat frequency response curve and DECENT EQ, parametric one.
And maybe an option to switch on compression to lower dynamics for night time, adjustable that is.
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Last edited by Meizuman; Mar 12, 2010 at 06:00 AM.