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Maybe I will just grab a Xonar DX to get a bump in overall audio quality in both gaming and music/movies.

Not a bad idea at all but the Monitor O2 is ~$150, no (been a while since I looked it up so I could be wrong)? At that price, why not the STX (SQ is excellent and you get all the built-in Asus tech for gaming)?
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post #702 of 5049
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Not a bad idea at all but the Monitor O2 is ~$150, no (been a while since I looked it up so I could be wrong)? At that price, why not the STX (SQ is excellent and you get all the built-in Asus tech for gaming)?

It can be had for ~$120 now, so it's a fair amount cheaper than the STX.

Not sure if I want to spend in excess of $100 atm, just wanted to inquire about the Musiland.

ASUS is running rebates for soundcards this month so I can get a DX for around $60 new. Is there anything else I should be looking at in that price range?
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post #703 of 5049
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It can be had for ~$120 now, so it's a fair amount cheaper than the STX.
Not sure if I want to spend in excess of $100 atm, just wanted to inquire about the Musiland.

Oh, I didn't know they had dropped in price.
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ASUS is running rebates for soundcards this month so I can get a DX for around $60 new. Is there anything else I should be looking at in that price range?

For $60, I don't think the DX can be beat. thumb.gif
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post #704 of 5049
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Oh, I didn't know they had dropped in price.
For $60, I don't think the DX can be beat. thumb.gif

Thanks for the help, appreciate it smile.gif
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post #705 of 5049
I read the first post, but still so confused about the whole speaker systems and stuff! I have a $500-$600 budget to get a decent speaker system for my PC ! Usage would be mostly music and movies since i use my headphone while gaming. I was going to pull the trigger on a set of Logitech Z906 today, then i saw this thread that completely changed my mind. I'm really new to these custom audio systems, so need some suggestions !!
post #706 of 5049
What is the best Isolation headphones? Minimal sound leak.
 
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Actually the Xonar DX is inferior to the Musiland Monitor 02 in most types of games. I remember the Musiland was better than the DX by a lot in umm... Left 4 Dead 2.
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post #708 of 5049
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What is the best Isolation headphones? Minimal sound leak.

Aside from IEMs that stick deep into the ear canal, Beyerdynamic DT 770 M, the one intended for drummers. The normal DT 770 versions are already among the more isolating headphones.
post #709 of 5049
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I read the first post, but still so confused about the whole speaker systems and stuff! I have a $500-$600 budget to get a decent speaker system for my PC ! Usage would be mostly music and movies since i use my headphone while gaming. I was going to pull the trigger on a set of Logitech Z906 today, then i saw this thread that completely changed my mind. I'm really new to these custom audio systems, so need some suggestions !!
anyone ?!
post #710 of 5049
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I read the first post, but still so confused about the whole speaker systems and stuff! I have a $500-$600 budget to get a decent speaker system for my PC ! Usage would be mostly music and movies since i use my headphone while gaming. I was going to pull the trigger on a set of Logitech Z906 today, then i saw this thread that completely changed my mind. I'm really new to these custom audio systems, so need some suggestions !!

If that's your budget, you have so, so many options, why would you even consider the Logitech? If you don't like any of the options discussed in this thread or others here, then take a look at the Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 (I haven't heard many recommendations but they're really outstanding sounding speakers and to say the bottom end on them is is surprising would be an understatement. The pair is about ~$500 on Newegg, Amazon or anywhere else (just about). Add a $100 amp of your choice and you're set - again, if you want something not oft recommended (i.e. just looking for something different) the AudioSource AMP-100 is about $90 on Amazon and is pretty clean (and neutral) sounding for the price (hard to beat). GL
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Actually the Xonar DX is inferior to the Musiland Monitor 02 in most types of games. I remember the Musiland was better than the DX by a lot in umm... Left 4 Dead 2.

Really? That's surprising but life's full of those I suppose - thanks for the heads up.
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