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I'm a gamer at heart, and play competetively for cod4, and I was basically wondering which one of these soundcards to get with an Audio Technica A700. I've heard that the Xense was built for headphones, but I'm not really sure. So basically which one of these 3 is the best for gaming?
    
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post #2 of 9
All three use essentially the same DSP, which is what handles positioning. You're going to get similar/same experiences with all three cards.
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post #3 of 9
May also want to look into a Titanium HD card as it's more geared towards gamers, but still does well with music. If it's an option of course
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Oh, in case anyone says "Asus for music, Creative for gaming," I'm going to counter that and say:
Creative's Titanium HD is on par with the Asus Xonar Essence STX for music. I own both and use both regularly. Both are running the LME49720NAs for I/V opamps and LME49720NA (STX) and 2xLME49710NA(TiHD) for buffer. TiHD uses two single opamps instead of one dual opamp package for buffering but one is just the dual opamp version of the other.
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Which for gaming!?@?!??@?!@?!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyroh View Post
Which for gaming!?@?!??@?!@?!
They're pretty much the same. Pick one.
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post #7 of 9
If you play BC2, get the HD. If you have high impedance phones without a deskto amp, get the STX. If neither of those are important factors, get whichever is cheaper.
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Essence STX it is
    
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Originally Posted by Pyroh View Post
Essence STX it is
I liked the Titanium HD better then the STX since I thought the STX sounded a bit "flat", but that was just my ears. Either way...you can't go wrong!
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