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Poll Results: what SC for games

 
  • 26% (4)
    Soundblaster X-fi titanium fatality pro
  • 13% (2)
    Auzentech X-fi forte
  • 46% (7)
    Xonar DX
  • 13% (2)
    HT omega claro
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post #1 of 28
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I'm posting here for the gamers and traffic numbers, it's really hard to decide on a SC

Mainly for games like BC2, FO:NV, BF3(soon), GTA4, crysisWH, FC2, F1 2010, soon ME1,2, AC 2, brotherhood, JC2......F1 2011

Tomorrow I'll order logitech x-540 5.1 speakers with 3.5mm jacks

So my 4 main options are

soundblaster x-fi titanium fatality pro

auzentech x-fi forte

xonar DX (can't find any D2X in Canada)

HT omega claro (or even claro plus)


price is not really an issue, and the xonar essence, titanium fatality HD and titanium fat. champion are already ruled out
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post #2 of 28
The Xonars are great.

However, the Creative XFIs are good with gaming due to better support for surround sound stuff etc (I think).
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post #3 of 28
Why would you poll a $70 Xonar against a $170 Claro? If you have the money for it (and good headphones) Go for the Xonar Essence ST/STX.

Also, wrong section.
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post #4 of 28
onboard sound ftw
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post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Backfat View Post
Why would you poll a $70 Xonar against a $170 Claro? If you have the money for it (and good headphones) Go for the Xonar Essence ST/STX.

Also, wrong section.
xonar essence STX is ruled out, it doesn't have 3.5mm jacks for 5.1 speakers I'm getting
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post #6 of 28
I can't say if any are better but knowing what I know now I will not be buying another creative card...Between my creative card and my Bose 1-2-3 system I am done with over hyped garbage products.
I get strange feedback when I turn my PC on and off every time and I can't get my PS3 to play sound through the card with the digital input, I get the XMB sound but no game sound. Also have other strange feedback randomly from startup and I need to re-boot sometimes more than once to fix it.
It's not that they don't work they just seem glitchy and I'm not sure if it's my set up, creative cards, my card or just the way sound cards are.
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post #7 of 28
I got an Auzentech X-Fi Bravura last year and I am more than pleased with it so far for gaming, specially in BFBC2 where explosions are amazing.
    
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post #8 of 28
Quote:
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xonar essence STX is ruled out, it doesn't have 3.5mm jacks for 5.1 speakers I'm getting
Um. It comes with a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter. Even if it didn't, adapters cost what $3? For 5.1 You can buy the sister-board for it to convert it to 6 outputs. Worth it I'd say.

Also, you game with speakers?

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onboard sound ftw

Edited by Backfat - 6/15/11 at 5:17am
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post #9 of 28
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Um. It comes with a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter. Even if it didn't, adapters cost what $3? For 5.1 You can buy the sister-board for it to convert it to 6 outputs. Worth it I'd say.

Also, you game with speakers?

on the ASUS website for the STX, it says these are included
RCA to 3.5mm Y cable
6.3mm to 3.5mm adaptor

what would I need to connect 5.1 speakers to it, so that the speakers work normally...in full 5.1 mode
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post #10 of 28
I'd say get the Xonar.

What limbs I wouldn't give for an STX...
    
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