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if your serious about gaming you'll get a Astro amp.
The Astro Amp use Dolby Headphone. the Xonar DG has Dolby headphone.....
External solutions like that are only really required for console gaming, in which the Turtle Beach Earforce DSS does for cheaper. the Astro A40 as a whole is really :/
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The Astro Amp use Dolby Headphone. the Xonar DG has Dolby headphone.....
External solutions like that are only really required for console gaming, in which the Turtle Beach Earforce DSS does for cheaper. the Astro A40 as a whole is really :/
you got to be kidding me right
No EMI shield
Put that puppy in your box between close to your gpus.
If your serious about gaming you'll get a serious headset good luck with that amp on a 300ohm headset
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I personally made the jump from onboard audio to the a Xonar DG and the difference is incredible. With some FLAC audio it can really sound nice even with a cheap $50 set of head phones.
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Any sound card really.... you can get "X-Fi" XtremeAudio for $10 on eBay.
I can vouch for that card
it's grate for the price
funny thing is, it uses the same chip as the sound blaster live 24bit
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For now, if you plug your monitor in via HDMI you can get HD audio from your 5770.
    
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you got to be kidding me right
No EMI shield
Put that puppy in your box between close to your gpus.
If your serious about gaming you'll get a serious headset good luck with that amp on a 300ohm headset
EMI shield is mostly useless for that sort of application (ya really, ask any electrical engineer). It's more effective as a dust protector.

The amp will run it fine. the TI IC chip is pretty good. Not the best, but pretty good, enough to run that sort of resistance. Not to mention, many standalone headphone amp use that IC chip. Also stereo headphones give a much better presentation of sound in all aspects than 'gaming headsets'.

EMI is an issue but it's extremely overplayed / overemphasised.
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