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  • 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 #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Coolio831 View Post
I'm really diggin my Soundblaster X-fi titanium. First time listening to it, I had to look down under my desk to make sure i had not gotten new speakers! They sounded Alive!! (Logitech X-230's).
any driver problems with their newest ones

what games do you play
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
Makes perfect sense to me. The onboard is not horrible. Getting a good set of speakers or headset will do wonders. I had a set of logitech headphones and I wasn't happy, debated going to a sound card,etc.. Ended up buying some Senheisser headphones and I've been more than happy with them for over a year now. They sound amazing. You don't need the latest and greatest to enjoy audio, sure it could probably sound better but why waste the money if you don't need to.

Going from a mediocre speaker to a very good speaker would give better results then staying with a mediocre speaker and getting a sound card.
My analogy is still apt.

If you're going to buy quality headphones $120-250, and use on board audio, you would be a fool.

Unless you're simply talking about upgrading from some $5 drug store headphones to $30 Koss' then yes, I'd agree with you.
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post #23 of 28
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any driver problems with their newest ones

what games do you play
AvP,JC2,Mafia II,CNC3,Crysis 2,GTA4,HomeFront,MOH(2010),Shift,Shift2,BFBC2,MW2.

Edit: No Driver problems, Nor problems in BFBC2, Many stated that, that game does not play well with sound cards.
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post #24 of 28
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AvP,JC2,Mafia II,CNC3,Crysis 2,GTA4,HomeFront,MOH(2010),Shift,Shift2,BFBC2,MW2.

Edit: No Driver problems, Nor problems in BFBC2, Many stated that, that game does not play well with sound cards.
yeah thats why I've pretty much ruled out the xonar DX, bad 3d in BC2
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i would get the X-FI card because of much better gaming support (EAX)
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post #26 of 28
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My analogy is still apt.

If you're going to buy quality headphones $120-250, and use on board audio, you would be a fool.

Unless you're simply talking about upgrading from some $5 drug store headphones to $30 Koss' then yes, I'd agree with you.
Yea I think we are both correct in our own way. I can tell your more of an audiophile and I'm just an average gamer. All I know is even though I went with the cheap Sen's they blow me away, I won't even use my 5.1 anymore as it sucks compared to them
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post #27 of 28
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Here's another big reason why I'm weary of the DX, look at the CPU usage compared to the auzentech forte

http://www.guru3d.com/article/auzent...review-test/11

Close getting close to my bed time, I'm leaning towards the auzentech x-fi forte after today
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post #28 of 28
Ive tried soundcards, never noticed the differance between them and onboard, so i just use onboard works for me.
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