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Been doing allot of research on Headsets and Sound Cards for my new gaming build,
Man, I'm more confused then ever now lol

Two I'm looking at,

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96KHz Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102033

ASUS Xonar D2 7.1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-001-_-Product

Looking for headset ( Less mic )

Its only for gaming,

Any recommendations?

Thanks.
Edited by Tropic55 - 6/8/11 at 8:42pm
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Sound Blasters are normally better with gaming
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Is there also a headset you would recommend? ( Cost isn't an issue )
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I have the Asus Xonar DX (in sig) and a Sennheiser PC 360
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/PC-head...headset-504122

Amazing sound quality and very directional. The PC 350 is the closed version if you prefer complete silence.

Only issue with the Xonar I have is that it lacks optical, but I don't use optical so its not a problem.
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Originally Posted by Tropic55 View Post
Is there also a headset you would recommend? ( Cost isn't an issue )
not much into headsets
can't help you there, sorry
I use an old amp and amped headphones/speakers


but in my past experiences sound blaster is always better foe gaming
and from what I know/hear ASUS is better with media, movies, music ext.


EDIT: if cost isn't an issue, I'd get this card
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/8/11 at 8:51pm
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post #6 of 9

Audiotechnica AD700s for gaming, as they offer great positional audio and soundstage.
They are a bit lacking in bass however, so keep that in mind.

If you ever do want a mic you can use a Zalman clip on mic

by just attaching it to the wire of the headphones.

As for the sound card, if there is no music, go for creative, if there is some, even a little bit, go for the xonar.
post #7 of 9
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Thanks for the quick replies!
And recommendations.

Definitely ordering the Zalman clip on.
post #8 of 9
Headphones: HD595 or HD598 if you have the dough; otherwise HD558 or AD700
Sound Card: If gaming is your #1 priority, the Titanium HD can't be beat.
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Just an update @pangolinman, Finally found an Audiotechnica AD700, Thanks!
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