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The reason for the words "sound system" is because I don't know whether or not I should get a dedicated sound card.

My Razer Carcharias, which I bought almost 2 years ago - is just way too unreliable - and according to many audiophiles there are things I could of have gotten that would have been better than what I chose. Since I never really told the difference between different types of sound, I trust that the differences between onboard and dedicated are out of this world... I want to give that other world a try!

I was leaning towards a headset only, but seeing how a clip on microphone is also doable, I'm also open for that option. Headset or headphones. I'm not sure whether or not I should get a sound card, but assuming it is better than onboard and can fit my budget, it can't hurt. I will seriously, only, 100% be using the sound system purely for gaming. I am ridiculously forward on this path, I barely listen to any music or other hi-def multimedia ever.


I really want to experience what everyone always says about BFBC2 with a sound card and great headphones!
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Xonar DS is only $40 AR ($56 shipped).
That along with a $100-120 set of cans would do ya quite nicely (you can always use a clip-on mic)

Maybe a pair of AudioTecnica ATH-A700s or ATH-M50s (I've seen both go for $110 on eBay/Amazon)
Edited by candy_van - 6/20/11 at 10:17pm
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if you are really into BC2 then you must avoid Asus cards , they perform badly in this game (only in this game)

So i think that you can get a SB X-fi titanium for 60$ or used for less
For headphones , get the AD700 those for 90$
A 60$ card +90$ headphones=150$ that's it
    
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