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The Asus Xonar DG comes with a Low-profile bracket and will be more than enough to drive your new headphones. Follow the directions here to get it for $16.08 after promo code and rebate.
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Dude you rock I have to find out if my case can support it though

Can some one tell me if an Inspiron 530s built in 2007 will support a sound card?? I'm not exactly sure how to find out
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Dude you rock I have to find out if my case can support it though

Can some one tell me if an Inspiron 530s built in 2007 will support a sound card?? I'm not exactly sure how to find out
Assuming this is your computer, you have two PCI slots available, so you're good to go!
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/30/11 at 8:56pm
post #54 of 93
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The Inspiron 530s isn't on there

On the back of my computer I see two metal plates that cover those PCI slots looks like I got the room for the upgrade, thank G-bus. Now to decide, purchase the Xonar DG now and cans later, or cans now, pay extra $6 on the DG well if I buy cans now, I save around $50 on the A700's, save $30 on the AD700's.. compared to just $9 on the card I'ma see if my dad will loan me $8 to get those A700's
Edited by rivaldog - 5/30/11 at 9:05pm
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The Inspiron 530s isn't on there

On the back of my computer I see two metal plates that cover those PCI slots looks like I got the room for the upgrade, thank G-bus. Now to decide, purchase the Xonar DG now and cans later, or cans now, pay extra $6 on the DG well if I buy cans now, I save around $50 on the A700's, save $30 on the AD700's.. compared to just $9 on the card I'ma see if my dad will loan me $8 to get those A700's
The documentation is for the 530 series, so your specific model should be included.
I'd purchase the Asus Xonar DG now. At $16.08 it's a steal.
Grab a pair of headphones to hold you over. Should be good for both gaming and listening to metal.
Who knows, you may end up sticking with them for the long haul.
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/30/11 at 9:22pm
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they don't look too comfy ear pad wise, almost looks like leather, I don't know if I like that o.O but the card is still fairly cheap at $22 or $25, gotta be still considered a great purchase
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they don't look too comfy ear pad wise, almost looks like leather, I don't know if I like that o.O but the card is still fairly cheap at $22 or $25, gotta be still considered a great purchase
If you find that they aren't comfy, do the foam mod.
Another option are the headphones, which people claim are a bit more comfortable.
post #58 of 93
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I think I'll stick with debating between the AD700's or the A700's for now lol
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post #59 of 93
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I think I'll stick with debating between the AD700's or the A700's for now lol
Be sure to keep the headphones in the back of your mind. It's even recommended in both the gaming and rock/metal section in the "Most Commonly Recommended Audio Products" thread.
Don't let their low price scare you. Generally people have nothing but good things to say about them.
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/30/11 at 9:59pm
post #60 of 93
I'd recommned the Ultrasone hfi 680 for metal and gaming under $150
lots of bass
very well controlled bass
good highs
good mids
really comfortable
isolates reeeealy well (i used to still be able to hear the TV in the room next door with the door closed, now i barely hear if its left open)
soundstage rivals if not exceeds the audio technica A/AD series

they're my personal favourite out of 3 main things i recommend for metal (others being grado sr60- no soundstage and denon - not as good soundstage and less bass, though with better highs[denon hands down over ultrasone if you listen to a lot of symphonic metal])
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