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  1. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    Why? for "better" sound out of some 10$ speakers/monitor where most of these will end up.
    not even talking about the #1 reason why companies DO NOT go with something better: cost.
  2. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I currently use an ALC889. I'm not sure how much better (or worse) it is from the 887 but it has been good enough for my needs. I use a 5.1 surround system and whenever I get the opportunity I use SPDIF (in which case you can have the crappiest integrated audio and you'll still get great quality).

    For headphone users and audiophiles, I would agree that these cheap audio chipsets are not the way to go. But I'm not either of those and even if I could hear the effects of EMI or the poor quality of the transistors, it doesn't matter since I have the noise of cooling fans to deal with. So, even if I do end up with an ALC887, I'm not really going to care.

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