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Power doesn't mean anything when its dirty power. The Creatives will get just as loud, and they'll be cleaner doing it.
Bah, I still believe in my lil guy Remember I'm looking for a supra-aural headset too... and maybe a sound card that doesn't require additional power. I'm counting on you Audio nerds!
    
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Bah, I still believe in my lil guy Remember I'm looking for a supra-aural headset too... and maybe a sound card that doesn't require additional power. I'm counting on you Audio nerds!
Sound card, look into the Asus Xonar line. Headset....I have no clue. I've got my JVC HA-RX700's and I love them. No idea if they're Supra-aural or not, I'm not really a headphones guy.

Speaker wise:
I'm only trying to help you get better quality sound. Logitech is overpriced, and garbage for what you're getting. You're paying for the name brand, and nothing else. That Creative T3130 is comparable to the Logitech X540, but minus the surround part, with added clarity.
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They're absolutely great, but you'll have no future proofing at all with them.

If you want good quality sound, no sub (to start), look into the Dayton DTA-100a mini amp, and Dayton B652 bookshelfs as a starter system. I've got that setup, and saving for a Dayton SUB120 to pair with them, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Total cost was $130 shipped.

This gives you the ability to add ANY speakers you'd like to your setup in the future (non powered), and the ability to add a subwoofer in later. It's also a headphones amplifier....nice if you want to amp your cans.
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I second the Swan M10 and Klipch ProMedias for speakers. I would recommend getting an inexpensive audiophile grade headphone. The AudioTechnica ATH-M50 (and M50s. No big difference. One has a coiled cable, one has a straight cable) along with a cheap clip microphone like the Zalman Clip Mic should do you good. You'll need a amp to power that though. The Asus Essence (mainly music) or Xonar (gaming) sound cards should be good.
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Xonar vs X-Fi for gaming?
    
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X-Fi for gaming. Just avoid the XtremeGamer and XtremeAudio. What's your budget?

I mean your budget for just the sound card.
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X-Fi for gaming. Just avoid the XtremeGamer and XtremeAudio. What's your budget?

I mean your budget for just the sound card.
Sub $100, I'd say. The lower the better
    
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Xonar DG @ $10 shipped
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By the way, if you ARE just looking for sub $100 speakers, look at those Creative Inspire T3130's after 10am PST today. They're on shellshocker at newegg at that time.
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