First post, by Paar
Hi. I have bought a nice ES1688 + ES968 ISA sound card with radio tuner. The card is Plug n' Play, it's model number is SF16-FMX-03. I was pleasantly surprised with low noise level of the card and good sounding FM synthesis. My problem is that all digitized sounds seem to be filtered with noticeably low audio clarity. In comparison FM sounds are crystal clear which creates this weird contrast when playing i.e. Wolfenstein 3D.
I have another ESS card with ES688 chip and genuine Yamaha OPL3 chip and digitized sound are more clear. What is your experience with ES1688 chip and it's sound quality? Or could it be that caps on the card are old and replacing them could help?