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Hey there!

I want new sound card since my on board one is dead, and I have to use my Steelseries's one that comes with the 7H. (Actully, I'm about upgrading to AD700)

Since My motherboard is pretty 'old tech' so I dont have PCI-Express, which mean CREATIVE IS OUT. [And Actually, I was about to get the new TITNIUM, until I realised that ] And buying new Motherboard and replace all the stuff together sounds like ALOT OF MASS.

Well, Asus owners, I'd like to read your commands about how's is the ST/SX/D1/D2 (or what-ever Asus's product you have in your system) and how it is performace in gaming? (I'm hard about pin-point people and al the 3d sound and stuff.)

Thanks in advance!
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Don't have one myself but the asus xonar lineup is great. They beat their matching X-Fi cards in terms of sound quality and drivers just about every time. They're also the second best cards for gaming (following the X-Fi cards). The gaming difference is minimal in most new or very old games but there was a period of time where developers really favored the x-fi cards and sometimes a game comes out that still does.

Anyway, looking at your sig -

the AD700 is a good headphone as you seem to have decided yourself. You can stick a zalman clip on mic on it virtually free and it works well. If you need closed headphones, the A700 (no d) is similar. Sennheiser also makes some great headphones for similar prices, and some of them have mics attached.

Most keyboard guys here will suggest a mechanical board and I would have to agree, if you can afford it and can find one that suits your style. If not, the sidewinder x4 is one of the best gaming rubber dome boards.

One last thing - not that I personally care about this but the mods do - your sig is too long by one line. I suggest you knock out the empty line before "playing only counter strike 1.6" to avoid having a mod yell at yuh for it. Id know.. they've done it to me
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Asus DG?
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I've got the DX and am extremely pleased with it. Never had any real issues that couldn't be fixed via the updated drivers.
In comparison to my Soundblaster Audigy SE, I am far happier with asus. No compatibility issues whatsoever, where I did suffer some with the creative card.
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Alright, when it comes down to it, what exactly makes a sound card better for gaming versus better for music?
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creative do normal PCI soundcards as well. http://uk.store.creative.com/sound-b...e/1-14257.aspx
     
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If it's good for music, it should be good for gaming. That would be like a computer that could run Crysis but couldn't run Excel spreadsheets.

I've owned my Xonar ST for 6 months now. I wouldn't listen to music without it. Paired with my DT770/pros, it causes eargasms for any music with even the slightest hint of bass, and gaming. Bad Company 2 sounds so real with the combo I have. The booms from the tanks and explosions make you feel like they are going on outside your house.

Even more so when you enable the Dolby Headphone option in the driver software, along with the 7.1 Virtual speaker shifters.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
Don't have one myself but the asus xonar lineup is great. They beat their matching X-Fi cards in terms of sound quality and drivers just about every time. They're also the second best cards for gaming (following the X-Fi cards). The gaming difference is minimal in most new or very old games but there was a period of time where developers really favored the x-fi cards and sometimes a game comes out that still does.

Anyway, looking at your sig -

the AD700 is a good headphone as you seem to have decided yourself. You can stick a zalman clip on mic on it virtually free and it works well. If you need closed headphones, the A700 (no d) is similar. Sennheiser also makes some great headphones for similar prices, and some of them have mics attached.

Most keyboard guys here will suggest a mechanical board and I would have to agree, if you can afford it and can find one that suits your style. If not, the sidewinder x4 is one of the best gaming rubber dome boards.

One last thing - not that I personally care about this but the mods do - your sig is too long by one line. I suggest you knock out the empty line before "playing only counter strike 1.6" to avoid having a mod yell at yuh for it. Id know.. they've done it to me
Thanks for the Detailed replie - appericiate it.
As Far As my reading ability in english goes - I read that the AD700 is one of the best audiophilies headphone beacause of sound stage, Actually, I'm thinking about buy it moded with boom-mic somehow/where..any idea who is selling it moded?

About keyboard - Actually, I never tried mechanical one, in israel there is only normal switch like lycosa, and there is some mechincal [7G and 6Gv2] - thats all.
I really like the lycosa, and also I'd like to try mechnical keyboard.

about the end of sign - sorry to hear that you got modder yell at you, but it seems like I'm ok and your the first that tell me that..its against the rules of the site or something like this?


Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Asus DG?
can get the DX which have simmilar name..cant find the DG.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
I've got the DX and am extremely pleased with it. Never had any real issues that couldn't be fixed via the updated drivers.
In comparison to my Soundblaster Audigy SE, I am far happier with asus. No compatibility issues whatsoever, where I did suffer some with the creative card.
Thanks for the input m8!
I'd like to hear more about when gaming with both - accurate sound, 3d pos and etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MooCwzRck View Post
Alright, when it comes down to it, what exactly makes a sound card better for gaming versus better for music?
When I meanning sound card for gaming I was meant about accurate sound, not too much / Exaggerated bass, great treble and such things.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sircles View Post
creative do normal PCI soundcards as well. http://uk.store.creative.com/sound-b...e/1-14257.aspx
this thing looks intersting, its not the oldschool creative cards?
how this compered to newer/"modren" cards?


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Originally Posted by Backfat View Post
If it's good for music, it should be good for gaming. That would be like a computer that could run Crysis but couldn't run Excel spreadsheets.

I've owned my Xonar ST for 6 months now. I wouldn't listen to music without it. Paired with my DT770/pros, it causes eargasms for any music with even the slightest hint of bass, and gaming. Bad Company 2 sounds so real with the combo I have. The booms from the tanks and explosions make you feel like they are going on outside your house.

Even more so when you enable the Dolby Headphone option in the driver software, along with the 7.1 Virtual speaker shifters.
Thanks for the input M8.
I thinks that the example you said is pretty bad, I mean..usualy when saying me music I always think about alot and over-over-normal bass and less terble [which if I dont wrong is reverse from gaming]
but I care less about the quality if I can get more accurate/pinpointing enemys/fire better..
post #9 of 31
If you're all about positioning cues and nothing else, go with a Creative card. The Xonar DX and all Xonars really are great for clarity and music, but when it comes to certain games like BC2 or L4D2, the footsteps aren't the best. Getting positioning cues from anything other than a hunter scream or a guy 10 feet away from you in BC2 will be a stretch.

While booms will sounds nice etc, that's now what you're looking for. That said, go with a Creative or Auzentech card.

Check sig links for more information.
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post #10 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post
If you're all about positioning cues and nothing else, go with a Creative card. The Xonar DX and all Xonars really are great for clarity and music, but when it comes to certain games like BC2 or L4D2, the footsteps aren't the best. Getting positioning cues from anything other than a hunter scream or a guy 10 feet away from you in BC2 will be a stretch.

While booms will sounds nice etc, that's now what you're looking for. That said, go with a Creative or Auzentech card.

Check sig links for more information.
How is the Sound Blaster Audigy SE compered to the DX / any other Xonars in games? (Beacause As far as I know the Sound Blaster Audigy SE is pretty old)
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