Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    26 Mar 2017 #331

    If you are not looking for some great quality of sound and recording, any would do.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       26 Mar 2017 #332

    Using a USB adapter you are essentially using an external USB audio card, so it has nothing to do with Realtek. But there are circumstances that a second audio card is useful. I once had two TV tuners in my system and a PCI audio card. So I could record two different channels at the same time. The "main" TV tuner was connected to the PCI audio card for capturing the sound and the second TV tuner was connected to the onboard Realtek AC'97 audio card (in my old Pentium 4 system). You could also combine two audio cards with DJ software.
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  3.    26 Mar 2017 #333

    spapakons said: View Post
    Using a USB adapter you are essentially using an external USB audio card, so it has nothing to do with Realtek. But there are circumstances that a second audio card is useful. I once had two TV tuners in my system and a PCI audio card. So I could record two different channels at the same time. The "main" TV tuner was connected to the PCI audio card for capturing the sound and the second TV tuner was connected to the onboard Realtek AC'97 audio card (in my old Pentium 4 system). You could also combine two audio cards with DJ software.
    So you're maybe suggesting I should add little bit more $ and get a sound card instead of that little, crappy usb adapter? I was actually going to get one with my original pc build, but I had to cut it out because of my budget. But as it could me more useful now, I might even buy one. Do you have any experience with any specific cards which you could suggest?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       27 Mar 2017 #334

    Most cheap USB audio adapters have the same quality as a typical onboard audio adapter. So if this quality is enough for you, there is no reason buying something more expensive. I would buy a PCI or PCI-E audio card if I wanted something like Creative SoundBlaster Xi-Fi. I would not spend much money for anything with audio chipset similar to onboard audio adapters. If I want onboard quality (or just an audio output to replace faulty onboard) I would buy a cheap USB adapter.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       30 Mar 2017 #335

    spapakons said: View Post
    Most cheap USB audio adapters have the same quality as a typical onboard audio adapter. So if this quality is enough for you, there is no reason buying something more expensive. I would buy a PCI or PCI-E audio card if I wanted something like Creative SoundBlaster Xi-Fi. I would not spend much money for anything with audio chipset similar to onboard audio adapters. If I want onboard quality (or just an audio output to replace faulty onboard) I would buy a cheap USB adapter.
    but using either onboard, PCI or USB based audio cards won't matter much if you have a crappy or mediocre PC speaker sound system. I know this from experience folks. I can make any onboard audio system sound better than usual when installing & connecting high quality PC desktop speakers to my computers.

    Upgrade your PC speakers or speaker sound system first. then go with either installing a cheap USB audio adapter or PCIe audio card.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Mar 2017 #336

    spapakons said: View Post
    Most cheap USB audio adapters have the same quality as a typical onboard audio adapter. So if this quality is enough for you, there is no reason buying something more expensive. I would buy a PCI or PCI-E audio card if I wanted something like Creative SoundBlaster Xi-Fi. I would not spend much money for anything with audio chipset similar to onboard audio adapters. If I want onboard quality (or just an audio output to replace faulty onboard) I would buy a cheap USB adapter.
    That pretty much is a thing of the past. Many onboard sound devices have better sound (and amplification/DAC features) as cheap USB sound devices.

    It has been that way for at least three years in the mid-high range of motherboards.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       30 Mar 2017 #337

    panni said: View Post
    That pretty much is a thing of the past. Many onboard sound devices have better sound (and amplification/DAC features) as cheap USB sound devices.
    ok many onboard sound devices are better now than in the past.
    still they require using good quality PC speaker sound systems which some people have overlooked.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Mar 2017 #338

    Totally true. But you can't compare USB sound cards to onboard that flatly, anymore.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       31 Mar 2017 #339

    Good speakers matter if you listen to music and in high volumes. In a medium volume with ambient noise you won't notice much difference. So don't waste your money, a cheap set of speaker will do for everyday use, unless you are an audiophile.
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  10.    31 Mar 2017 #340

    erpster4 said: View Post
    but using either onboard, PCI or USB based audio cards won't matter much if you have a crappy or mediocre PC speaker sound system. I know this from experience folks. I can make any onboard audio system sound better than usual when installing & connecting high quality PC desktop speakers to my computers.

    Upgrade your PC speakers or speaker sound system first. then go with either installing a cheap USB audio adapter or PCIe audio card.
    I already have some decent monitor heaphones. I was looking to get an audio card to fix my issue with not working microphone with my exiting integrated audio card not to upgrade any sound quality.
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