First post, by Totempole
I've been looking around for some cheaper sound cards from China.
I haven't had very good experiences with the C-Media CMI8738, so it was
a rather pleasant surprise to find that they make (rather cheap looking)
ESS sound cards as well.
They appear to be Laptop/Onboard ESS solo chips, but claim to be 100%
Sound Blaster/Sound Blaster Pro, which means they should theoretically
be able play audio on most DOS games at the lower 8-bit quality.
At any rate, these cards only cost about $5.00, so I'm sure they're worth a
try, the only question now is which ones should I go for?
My options are:
1. ESS Solo ES1938S (Doesn't have CD-Audio Input)
2. ESS Solo ES1946S
3. ESS Maestro-3 ES1989S (Doesn't have CD-Audio Input or Midi Port)
Due to the fact that only the ES1946S has a CD-Audio Input, and also
happens to be the cheapest by a few cents, I think it's the best choice.
Or should I avoid these cards altogether?