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Diamond XS 7.1 Sound Card

Makaveli    -   June 24, 2007
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Conclusion:

After thoroughly testing both sound cards, I think I have a really good grasp on how they work and what their abilities are. I’m going to have to say that the Diamond card wasn’t as good as the Turtle Beach card for a few reasons. The main reason was that the card made everything sound as if it was just one sound coming out of the speakers – not very distinct. I also heard some crackling when the volume was turned up as high as it could go. The volume couldn’t go nearly as high as the Montego’s volume could, so volume has to be a con. There were some things that I liked with this card though. I was really impressed with the software and how many options I was able to choose from. Getting everything set up and installing the card was a breeze. The main thing that saves this card is its price. It retails for thirty dollars, which is half the price of the Turtle Beach card. So if you’re looking for something that certainly sounds better than on-board sound but don’t want to spend too much, look into this card.


Pros:

  • Size
  • Software
  • Price


Cons:

  • Sound (Isn’t very distinct)
  • Volume



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Configuration (Cont.) & Specifications
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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