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post #91 of 5049
great guide. it answered alot of my questions. it left me with one though:

i see the HT omega and more specifically the striker recommended alot on some places, and it gets great reviews on newegg. the striker *looks* like a great buy for the price. why are people loving them on newegg and elsewhere, but are not recommended here. (honest question, not trying to troll. i need to be educated.)

i am a FPS gamer mostly, but listen to rock and metal and a little rap and alot of prodigy and crystal method, so i do like my bass. im looking for a new soundcard and headphone setup. i will need closed headphones for the environment im in. my compy also hooks up to my home theatre system though my onboard optical on the other side of the room, so i still need that functionality.

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thx man. again, great guide!
 
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post #92 of 5049
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Originally Posted by glycerin256;13783905 
great guide. it answered alot of my questions. it left me with one though:

i see the HT omega and more specifically the striker recommended alot on some places, and it gets great reviews on newegg. the striker *looks* like a great buy for the price. why are people loving them on newegg and elsewhere, but are not recommended here. (honest question, not trying to troll. i need to be educated.)

i am a FPS gamer mostly, but listen to rock and metal and a little rap and alot of prodigy and crystal method, so i do like my bass. im looking for a new soundcard and headphone setup. i will need closed headphones for the environment im in. my compy also hooks up to my home theatre system though my onboard optical on the other side of the room, so i still need that functionality.

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thx man. again, great guide!

HT Omega cards are fine. They're mostly not as recommended here because people generally have less experience with them as opposed to Asus. Many people feel safer going with products that others know for sure are good as opposed to taking a risk or one for the team and trying out another product. That's mostly it. Nothing's wrong with HT Omega cards for the most part.
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post #93 of 5049
thx for the quick response. price range for the headphones and card is around 200 total.

would there be a problem with grabbing a striker 7.1 card for FPS gaming? would it allow me to push 5.1 to my HT system? (right now the onboard sound is PCM over optical to the receiver then upscaled or whatever by the receiver to all stereo. ya, it sucks.)

or could i keep the onboard sound for the optical and run an Asus DX or similar for headphones? (sorry, i can't buy another Creative card)

Samson SR850 or Audio Technica A700 for headphones depending on how much i want/can to spend. maybe ill get and mod some JVC RX700s if i spend too much on the card.
 
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post #94 of 5049
I also vote for a sticky - there is a lot of good information in this thread smile.gif
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post #95 of 5049
Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ;13511293 
I've added this thread to the Essential Reading for Audio Fans sticky.
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Originally Posted by iamwardicus;13899901 
I also vote for a sticky - there is a lot of good information in this thread smile.gif

It was added to the sticky thread 4 weeks ago, please stop requesting it doh.gif

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post #96 of 5049
+1

I had the HARX700 in mind before reading this, and now Im going to get them for sure

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post #97 of 5049
Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ;13903565 
It was added to the sticky thread 4 weeks ago, please stop requesting it doh.gif

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My bad tUDJ:guiltysmi - I was thinking of sticky to the main forum, not the Essential Reading post you can kick me for not paying attention :-p buttkick.gif
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post #98 of 5049
really great guide. thanks +1
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post #99 of 5049
can any1 help me choose a good 5.1 speaker system under 70RMS watts and a very good sound card that can accommodate both 5.1s and headphones?im planning to buy a good headphone too smile.gif

i've read about asus xonar essence stx + the h6 expansion, anything else besides that combo?
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post #100 of 5049
I have onboard sound, and 5.1 X-540 speakers. I honestly think they are really nice, however i can't begin to imagine what i am missing out on..
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