Ii had such a laugh. These guys say your onboard has better audio than a dedicated sound card
Quote from linustechtips:
The description posted above does make sense, partially.
Firstly, the onboard sound is good enough for a small range of headphones. Secondly, the quality depends on the audio chip being used. Older motherboards and laptops tend to have poor audio chips, newer motherboards are considerably better.
What it doesn't mention is that soundcards still provide a better (feature + performance) to (cost) ratio than any other device out there.
I bet you this guy will also say there is no diference between 60hz and 120hz when clearly there is..lol I think I will only check their case unboxing and so on. I must say neweggtv and Linustechtips is like the best to watch so far oh and also Jayztwocent as they are the only people that really knows anything.
It's interesting, I'd say 50% of what they say in those videos is BS.
However I also think 50% of HeadFi is BS.
They had 2 arguments about soundcards:
Then they recommend external DACs instead, which is pretty much what most people on HeadFi would use anyway, so they're not that crazy.
My main issues with the second video was simple mistakes when speaking e.g.
Really if they were trying to educate instead of bash they did a bad job by appearing generally misinformed - I'm 19 and happily believe I know more about this than they do.
well.. I wouldn't jump into conclusions about the percentage statistics of a enthusiast community forum, audio is a very subjective topic where people have lots of subjective opinions depends on their personal preferences .