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External or internal soundcard

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by T floppy, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. T floppy


    Joined: Jan 27, 2019

    Posts: 4

    I have Harman Kardon SoundSticks 2 and beyer 990 pro
    Should i buy (for gaming) soundblaster ae5 or external g5 or g6?
  2. wakadoo


    Joined: Dec 6, 2012

    Posts: 297

    Location: notts

  3. T floppy


    Joined: Jan 27, 2019

    Posts: 4

    Im also considering change hk for something like edifier. Any suggestion?
  4. EsaT


    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,777

    Location: Finland

    SBX AE-5 has line outputs for 5.1, while G5 and G6 have only stereo line out.
    Though that doesn't matter if you're only going to have stereo monitor speaker for music listening.

    And that physical SBX button for fast and easy enabling/disabling of processing can be considered advantage for G5 and G6, if you want music with least processing also with headphones.
    Between G5 and G6 unless former's software has been changed since reviews, it doesn't have easy changing between headphones/speakers.
  5. T floppy


    Joined: Jan 27, 2019

    Posts: 4

    Thanks all. Anyone more?
  6. pingu666

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 1,768

    i bought the omni for our htpc, its a decent unit, but if your stereo speakers only, i presume other units are better.
  7. JasonM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,189

    In general external is better as it's outside computer that will cause interference to the card.
  8. ToTheMax


    Joined: Nov 28, 2012

    Posts: 560

    Without question get the G6, it's an amazing feature rich external solution and that's from an owner of both an AE5 and G6.