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I only have a 2.1, its the Logitech THX 200w system, but my dog managed to break my onboard sound card. I want to get the BEST sound card for my system, but I mean I don't need a 7.1 super card, I need something amazing for a simple, but extremely effective system.

What should I get?
    
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asus Essence st gets my vote.
    
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how did your dog manage to break your onboard? its ON the motherboard!
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post #4 of 15
It's hard these days to find a 2.1 card, most every card you'll look at will be 7.1.

Look into the ASUS Xonar line, they have a card for pretty much every price point, and all opinionated squabbling aside, ASUS uses the highest quality DACs of any of the sound card manufacturers, they're absolutely crystal clear.

Shoot for the D1 or the DX if you want the best possible sound for a reasonable price.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by kill;14478091 
how did your dog manage to break your onboard? its ON the motherboard!

i want the answer of that too:D


anyway get the Titanium HD its better than the ST/X
    
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I haven't been able to compare it to much, but my Titanium HD is really good to my ears.
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post #7 of 15
Xonar DG

Cheap, very good, and honestly I wouldn't go much higher for Logi speakers.
post #8 of 15
My Xonar DX sounds really good with my Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system.
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post #9 of 15
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My dog bite the cord to my speaker and ran off with it, completely ripping apart the connector. Needless to say my mic jack is my new "front speaker jack"
    
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post #10 of 15
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020
so thats good then?

EDIT: and for the record I'm not spending 200 dollars on a sound card for a 2.1 system. Budget under $50.
    
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