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Poll Results: Pick the best price/performance ratio card

 
  • 10% (4)
    HT | OMEGA STRIKER
  • 29% (11)
    HT | OMEGA CLARO Plus+
  • 8% (3)
    HT | OMEGA Claro Halo
  • 21% (8)
    ASUS Xonar DX
  • 2% (1)
    ASUS Xonar D2
  • 27% (10)
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX
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post #11 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thinking I'm going to buy this weekend. Is there a big difference between Claro Halo and Claro plus? If not then I suppose I'll just get the cheaper one.
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post #12 of 51
The biggest difference between the Claro Halo and the Claro Plus would probably be the inclusion of the amplifier on the Halo and the fact that it's mostly for stereo use.
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post #13 of 51
why do you insists on HT Omega
they use the same C-Media chipset like the Xonars , ok they have more I/O ports than the Xonar but they have really awkward software

and they are PCI not PCIe

i say to get a decent Xonar would be more wise
    
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post #14 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crag;14090769 
why do you insists on HT Omega
they use the same C-Media chipset like the Xonars , ok they have more I/O ports than the Xonar but they have really awkward software

and they are PCI not PCIe

i say to get a decent Xonar would be more wise

Having used both the Xonar Essence STX and the HT Omega Halo Claro, functionally both cards' drivers are about the same. HT Omega's just looks archaic.
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post #15 of 51
I would much rather use the standard C-Media interface over ASUS' attempt to bring back Winamp style skins from the late 90s for its interface.

For some reason, ASUS thinks it is a good thing to cram as many buttons and sliders into as small of a space as possible.
post #16 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;14090795 
Having used both the Xonar Essence STX and the HT Omega Halo Claro, functionally both cards' drivers are about the same. HT Omega's just looks archaic.

what i meant with (awkward) is that their GUI , looks like it was made using MSPaint ,although they perform great and stable

and being a PCI is a thing that people form now on MUST think about it as a disadvantage

otherwise HT Omega are great , but getting PCIe Xonar is better and wise
    
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post #17 of 51
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and being a PCI is a thing that people form now on MUST think about it as a disadvantage
Please elaborate.
You aren't going to saturate 133 MB/sec with audio traffic.
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post #18 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;14091347 
Please elaborate.
You aren't going to saturate 133 MB/sec with audio traffic.

It ain't bandwidth but motherboard manufacturers consistently putting PCI slots in the worst places geographically. If you're using SLI/Crossfire with 2 cards...odds are all of your PCI slots are covered and unusable...presuming you even have PCI slots.
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post #19 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;14091347 
Please elaborate.
You aren't going to saturate 133 MB/sec with audio traffic.

More and more high end motherboards are being designed with no PCI slots, or their PCI slots will be covered by double slot graphics cards.
post #20 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by TEntel;14091381 
More and more high end motherboards are being designed with no PCI slots, or their PCI slots will be covered by double slot graphics cards.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;14091360 
It ain't bandwidth but motherboard manufacturers consistently putting PCI slots in the worst places geographically. If you're using SLI/Crossfire with 2 cards...odds are all of your PCI slots are covered and unusable...presuming you even have PCI slots.

yeah you got the idea . it`s bad in points:
1-PCI are going to be extinct
2-in most MoBos getting 2GPUs will get you out of PCI slots

you don't need to get a card to throw it after a while because you can`t install them:doh:

IMO a sound card should last for 2 rigs
    
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