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Oscar Henry
11-08-2003, 07:07 PM
Hi, I'm shopping around for a sound card and my local shop has 2 cards available. They are:...............

Sound Blaster SE 5.1 and a
Genius Sound Maker 5.1

I only really want the card to hook up some speakers to get good sound out of my DVD-ROM.

Which one is better? The Genius one is heaps cheaper, so is it any good?

Any info would be great.


11-08-2003, 07:39 PM
If I was looking for a good card I would go with a Soundblaster Audigy 2 card. But then again it would depend on what quality speakers you have.

How much are you wanting to spend?

11-08-2003, 08:55 PM
You can order a new sound card from an online dealer yourself or get your local shop to order if you wish to have more choice. Have a look at www.pricespy.co.nz to see what is available.

11-08-2003, 10:02 PM
I Remember I compared those 2 cards ages ago from their website..... according to memory, i think soundblaster is slightly better..... y dont u spend a little bit more money and get audigy instead?

11-08-2003, 10:20 PM
Oscar, go with the Sound Blaster. They've been consistently good for years.

You can get a SB 5.1 card for around $30 if you shop around.


11-08-2003, 10:35 PM
I have a DVD Player and an SB!Live 5.1 Channel card... never had any complaints from me :-)

Drivers are easy to install... Go for the SB!