Originally Posted by JFvergara
It's disgustingly low in SPDIF. I'm considering buy an Echo Indigo or the Create Sound Blaster
SPDIF output is a series of bytes. What volume are we talking about here?
I have a Creative digital receiver (DD 5.1, DTS) and I'm pretty happy with the SPDIF output (for both DVDs and music).
The integrated speakers volume as well as the headphone volume is acceptable in my opinion. It could be louder (I agree) but I wouldn't say is low.
The integrated microphone is bad. Without the "mic boost" is useless.
With the "mic boost" enabled the recording volume is still low and the background noise is terrible (but I think that's not the mic fault).