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whats the best sound card for music? right now im using Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro and im selling my pc with it and getting a new pc and i dont know if i should keep the sound card or just get a better one for music. im looking for good sound cards wtih nice bass cuz the one im using the bass is kinda weak or maybe its my headphones

steelseries siberia v2
http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v2#specifications
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mostly every sound card will do for music mate youll be fine keeping your current sound card smile.gif and btw the amount of bass a speaker/subwoofer can produce does not really depend on the sound card itself more itself of the amplifier wink.gif
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Hi i use a Fiio E7 + L7 as a USB DAC/Headphone amp both on my desktop and mobile and i love em! Only sticking to 2.0 or at most 2.1 all the way though hehe
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yep it is probably ur headphones ,my friend has a pair of siberia and he said the bass is quite weak,for music listening u definitely want to get something else,either headphones or speakers. you should tell us what genres do u listen to and ur budget so ppl here can help u better
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Your best option for music would be a usb dac with and external amp. However the "best" soundcard is the asus xonar essence stx.
    
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the Xonar ST is very good (slightly better than the PCIe version the STX)
But if you want it for music only i think the HT Omega cards are the Best like the Claro Halo

Or you need to do as above and get external audio devices , or you gonna need to go for Pro sound cards like the ESI cards
    
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yep it is probably ur headphones ,my friend has a pair of siberia and he said the bass is quite weak,for music listening u definitely want to get something else,either headphones or speakers. you should tell us what genres do u listen to and ur budget so ppl here can help u better

thx man and i listen to music like this one [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5sGC0EC634&feature=channel_video_title[/ame] i dont know what they are saying but they sound cool biggrin.gif
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