hdmi vs soundcard vs realtek chip?


A

anotherpaul

Both the pc & mac are connected to the monitor via hdmi; no idea
what DAC the monitor is using at its headphone out.

The Mac mini is getting sound from the monitor while the pc
is still using the HT Claro as primary sound out. For the
Mac, the monitor headphone out is connected to the M-audio
30 input via a cable for headphoneless listening (headphone
still sound better tho).

Time for the pc to use the hdmi (ati 5670 type video card)
for sound also & pull the ht claro plus out & keep the
onboard sound chip disabled?

Soundcards/soundchips becomeing less usefull?
 
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F

Flasherly

Both the pc & mac are connected to the monitor via hdmi; no idea
what DAC the monitor is using at its headphone out.

The Mac mini is getting sound from the monitor while the pc
is still using the HT Claro as primary sound out. For the
Mac, the monitor headphone out is connected to the M-audio
30 input via a cable for headphoneless listening (headphone
still sound better tho).

Time for the pc to use the hdmi (ati 5670 type video card)
for sound also & pull the ht claro plus out & keep the
onboard sound chip disabled?

Soundcards/soundchips becomeing less usefull?

I've a Turtle Beach PCI board and sound disabled on the MB. Aside
from 5.1 standards surrounding whatevernot, I just basically disable
the MB's soundchip, and limp along with ATI's last greatest AGP 90xx
series. Standard VGA.

It's wild though. The Turtle Beach is set for front and rear stereo
outputs. Enter a Behringer mixing board driving at a minimum ART's
240W studio amp for nearfield speaker placement. Gets wilder when I
kick in a Behringer UltraCurve and DBX from a Carver's AB tape loops
-- also in the mixer path, although both are fundamentally dependent
on the front/back channels from the Turtle Beach. With both
nearfields speakers and a pair of Polk Audio, its lots of air moving
time (that's OK, the guy behind and a couple doors down I hear
strumming and singing, and there's another, a drummer at the end of
the street in his garage playing with the door open. I'm the
instigator, though. NoBody plays classical like I do). Grado 60s for
my headphones. When a friend comes over a Fostec multitracker I
picked for him, we hook up microphones and both wear headphones when
talking or singing. When soundchips integrate an endless loop gain
limiter on feedback detection, (actually they do, only not to a
working knowledge I presently possess), I could conceivably trade my
eardrums in for hearing enhancements at a level mics and phones
provide. Oh, hell yes -- and they're not even Shure mics.
 

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