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I ended up going with the Xonar DX. I have just put it in and installed the drivers and right now I am speechless. I just randomly tested a track from my Zune collection and it's like I'm hearing a different recording of it. There are literally sounds I was not able to hear with my on-board audio. There are subtle percussive elements I am now hearing for the first time in this track and the cello and violin parts sound so broad and clear.

Best thing I've done for my computer since the SSD. Thanks for everyone's input. I'll be listening to music all day today.
HA HA HA. How much did simca pay you?

Hearing things you never did before on a 2.1 set up and HD worse-than-555s. puh-leez. What are your settings.
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HA HA HA. How much did simca pay you?

Hearing things you never did before on a 2.1 set up and HD worse-than-555s. puh-leez. What are your settings.
Please. You must have hearing loss or you're extremely stubborn to not have heard a difference.

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HA HA HA. How much did simca pay you?

Hearing things you never did before on a 2.1 set up and HD worse-than-555s. puh-leez.
Thanks for the completely invalid opinion there.

I'm speaking from personal experience (back-to-back comparison of on-board versus the card using specific pieces of music). You're speaking from your rectum.
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Yeah, of course I am. Now, what settings are you using?
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Your using headphones. What you don't need is
A card with 7.1. 7.1 ain't a true 7.1 its just 5.1 upmixed where some channels got split. In most movies having 2 center channels its awful. Then you are using a stereo setup so you don't need it.

So get the Xonar DG its got a ops amp for the headphones. the final product is coming out of speakers. So more expensive soundcard won't make a difference than what a better set of cans will do to give just a example.

edit: eek you already got the card ok enjoy it lol
Edited by Spooony - 5/19/11 at 1:54pm
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Thanks for the completely invalid opinion there.

I'm speaking from personal experience (back-to-back comparison of on-board versus the card using specific pieces of music). You're speaking from your rectum.
very well put. Your not using his ears to listen nor in his environment. Every setup is unique with sound with different things influencing each setup
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Your using headphones. What you don't need is
A card with 7.1. 7.1 ain't a true 7.1 its just 5.1 upmixed where some channels got split. In most movies having 2 center channels its awful. Then you are using a stereo setup so you don't need it.

So get the Xonar DG its got a ops amp for the headphones. the final product is coming out of speakers. So more expensive soundcard won't make a difference than what a better set of cans will do to give just a example.

edit: eek you already got the card ok enjoy it lol
Thanks. Yeah, I'll eventually upgrade to better a speaker setup and headphones.

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Yeah, of course I am. Now, what settings are you using?
Oh, that was immediately after installing the latest drivers. I didn't touch a thing in the settings.

Get your ears checked, RMA your card, or start listening to better music.
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I rest my case. GX and a 96Khz sample rate. You don't know what you're doing.
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I rest my case. GX and a 96Khz sample rate. You don't know what you're doing.
Still doesn't mean it doesn't sound better than onboard. Just because you can't tell/won't admit differences between onboard and a soundcard doesn't make it ok for you to go around telling the numerous amount of other people who say they can hear a substantial difference. You really think that many people are making it up?
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You're mistaking distortion for improvement. That's all.
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