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Well i was holding off on buying one but my onboard has decided to sometimes not work. Great. looking at Xonar DS or DG. Currently using an Audigy 2 which sounds decent but i want something new.
Any difference between DS or DG or should i look @ something else?
    
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Just the obvious to me is that the DS will do 7.1 vs 5.1 on the DG. While the DG has a built in headphone amp. Signal to noise ratio on the DS is 2dB higher.
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post #3 of 9
from the Audigy 2 to the DG is not very big upgrade
So IMO you should aim for the Titanium HD or Xonar ST/X maybe atleast X-Fi Titanium or Xonar DX , its all about the budget and what do like to do (gaming ,music)

And forget about the DS , it's only good for people who like OP-AMP swapping

Maybe try to install the modded drivers for you card (Daniel K drivers ) maybe they do well
    
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I use the Xonar Xense. Not a fan of the PC-350s personally, but I love the card. If your up to spending the cash on it, I feel it is definitely worth it! /2c
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Ok i will look at some of those... I do gaming, music and watch movies on this pc.
    
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Auzentech provides great cards IMO... but all their products are out of stock at Newegg
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post #7 of 9
Well I've never had a Xonar DS so I cant say much about it. But for gaming I would recommend the X-Fi Titanium as you can get them quite cheap now, look for them at amazon.
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I was talking about this one. You can get it new for $80 or Refurbished for $50. I dont know how it compares to the Xonar though, so I would look in which is better suited for you. But I my self never had any problem with it or with the drivers in Windows 7. Games with EAX worked great when using alchemy.

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