does she sound?
put, this is one of the BEST sounding sound cards I have ever
heard. The sound is absolutely incredible, clean and clear from
music to games and back again. This card definitely went beyond
CD audio through the SQ2500 is unquestionably an uplifting experience.
The sound was very clear and concise; this was partly due to
the fact that the SQ2500 has a analog CD to CD/DVD-ROM connector
to pull sound directly off of the CD (this is included with
all sound cards today). I can't stress enough how good CD audio
sounded while being pumped through the SQ2500.
sounded just as good as it should have. Running MP3's at 128
kbps, and 160 kbps sound quality was extremely good. Using both
Winamp and Aureal's included Vortex player I listened to a number
of MP3's from Mozart to Korn, each sounding absolutely incredible.
onto my favorite part, DVD sound quality. Using both the analog
input, and the S/PDIF, sound quality was nearly theater quality.
Using PowerDVD 2.5 as my software decoding utility I was able
to play DVD movies, and use PowerDVD to enhance them through
A3D, giving me that 'virtual surround' sound effect using only
2.1 speakers. Using 5.1 speakers through the included coaxial
S/PDIF connector the sound was stunning. Running both 'The Matrix'
and the digitally THX mastered 'Aliens' sounds were of unparalleled