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Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM Review

Former staff writer    -   March 9, 2007


Testing:


RightMark 3D Sound Benchmark:


  • RightMark 3DSound: "CPU Utilization test Measures CPU load depending on DirectSound device mode. Synthetically emulates main cycle of a typical ingame sound engine. Besides standard DirectSound diagnostics checks for supported EAX version."

First a screen shot of what options I chose to use. I used the same settings for both cards.


The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage clearly used less of the CPU's memory than the Realtek AC97. Even when being tested the average mean of usage didn't rise as much as the on board sound did.

 


So is using an external sound card worth it? I've made my decision, now you need to make yours.


Conclusion:

I would recommend the Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM to anyone who desires to have the portability of an external sound card. I would even suggest it as an option for someone who wants to get away from their on-board sound. The quality of the sound generated by the Audio Advantage was excellent. As a matter of fact, my girlfriend who has never used anything but on-board sound, really enjoyed the clarity and quality of the experience and she dubbed it an “it’s all that”. Unfortunately my laptop is broken, because I would have loved to hear the difference. The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM is truly a listening experience that I will treasure.



Pros:

  • Portability
  • Easy Installation
  • Easily tweaked through control panel
  • Built in Microphone
  • Utilizes less CPU Memory

Cons:

  • If I can think of one I'll let you know
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