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    Phillips Rythmic edge vs acoustic edge?

    I'll be buying a new soundcard later this week and I cant decide on which to buy. I've looked at reviews, but I cant seem to find the information I'm looking for. I have no need for four channel support, since I'll never have four speakers. Does anyone have an opinion on wiether the acoustic edge is worth the extra $50-$70 it costs? If the acoustic edge would remove all the noise I sometimes experience in my movies for example, then it might be worth it. I was happy with my super cheap ISA soundcard, but I felt that it was causing problems with my pci NIC. So, I removed it and I feel I have a better connection as a result. The other option is a turtle beach card.

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    you may as well get the Rythmic Edge, as it only supports 2 speakers, why pay the $$$ if you'll never use the features of the more expensive one.

    The Philips cards all use the same Thunderbird processor chip, so the sound quality should all be the same throughout. All the review's I've read have been on the top end Acoustic Edge though, so I dont know about the low end one, but I assume the quality would be the same.

    http://www.pcsound.philips.com/index2.html
    here's the philips site, if you didnt already know about it.

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    Thanks! I was most concerned about divx and avi movie playback. Sometimes my current isa soundcard would sound a little bit rough, although it was good enough for mp3 and games. Since they are based on the same chip, i'm assuming they'll sound the same running through a mono-rca cable to my tv 20 feet away.
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    If your going to need 5.1 for DVD, then you'll need the Acoustic Edge.

    Phillips also makes a 4 channel sound card, the Seimsic Edge. It to is less than the Acoustic Edge.

    Here's a link to a review of Phillips low end sound cards.

    http://www.digit-life.com/articles/p...dge/index.html


    Also for your info, Sound Blaster Audigy is out.


    I myself was thinking of either the Phillips Acoustic Edge or a more Pro card that's only stereo. I really was looking for a 24 bit card. The Audigy is 24 bit and resonable for what you get. Under 100 dollars.
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    Well

    If you going for a well priced soundcard, I'd have to say my Sound Blaster PCI 128 works like a charm. I really like it, not having any problems with it at all!
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    One more review on the Rhythmic Edge.


    Just FYI.

    http://www.voidyourwarranty.net/revi...mic/index.php3

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    For a 2.1-4.1 setup, a Fortissimo II is nice. I have a Philips Acoustic Edge and love it!

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    Thanks for all your help! I ended up buying the Rhythmic Edge and I'll post a review of what I think of it later this week. So far, i'm really impressed.
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