Originally Posted by renji1337
Hmm, which one would be better as i here dx sucks with bfbc2
The xonar does not suck with BFBC2, ive used it for a while with no issues, and it sounds incredible. The only thing that the X-Fi cards possess that is better than the DX is the 3d positional audio. However thats due to the fact that creative owns the patent to that technology, only Creative can use anything above EAX2.0 .
IMO the Xonar DX is the best card available for its price, and its a good all around card, it can be used for gaming, music and even some music production(recording). Using Sonar(Daw program), I can achieve a latency of 3msec, which is pretty good. Exceptional quality for the cost, If I were to go with a USB/Firewire interface that was decent and was able to achieve the same latency, I would have to pay significantly more.
Since it seems your primary concern is gaming, you may be more interested in the Creative cards, however if your not using headphones, its a wash.Edited by Mattb2e - 6/3/11 at 8:45pm