Action Xtreme heeft een review gepost van de Xitel Storm Platinum, een geluidskaart gebaseerd op de Aureal Vortex II chipset, met digitale S/PDIF interface én een 'force feedback' koptelefoon. Hier heb je wat info over de geluidskwaliteit van de Storm Platinum:
The sound quality that this card put out completely surpassed my expectations. This is my first PCI sound card and I've gotten so used to the quality of the SoundBlaster 16 type of card. When I played Half-Life for the first time with the Storm Platinum I was so immersed that I thought some of the sounds I heard through the headphones were made by my wife sneaking up on me!
The next thing I tried was MP3 playback. I was really looking forward to recording MP3’s onto my Minidisc recorder. First I listened to some various independent artists that I downloaded from http://www.mp3.com. I picked a couple of songs I liked, hooked up my MD via the optical cable and off I went recording...
As impressed as I was with the Storm Platinum's gaming sound, I was equally impressed with its Wav output. It sounds so much more like my home stereo than my old SoundBlaster 16.
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