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As for the person wondering why his DG sounded better-it's because it's a sound card, not because of the headphone amp. Laptop audio is horrific. So is on board.
Thanks for the clarification. I must admit, I know very little about soundcards and amps. In fact, it seems like just a few days ago I doubted the DG would do anything for me but bought it just to prove myself right; only to end up proving myself wrong.

I personally would take Simca's advice but that's just me.
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Seriously horrible idea. 18 years of child support and believe me, she would get it.

Oh god what did I start? So what sound card do you recommend Simca? I want to be able to hear footsteps and pin point where people are exactly. Budget : around $100.
post #23 of 28
Depends on the game you play. There's really only one game that the Asus Xonar and HT Omega cards can't do: Battlefield Bad Company 2. I'm hoping that isn't going to be an issue down the road with BF3 but it's the primary reason why I have two sound cards right now because the X-Fi Titanium HD does positioning dramatically better than my Essence STX.
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Oh god what did I start? So what sound card do you recommend? I want to be able to hear footsteps and pin point where people are exactly. Budget : around $100.
If you can squeeze a few extra dollars go for a Ti-HD and be done with any upgrading sound card wise for gaming. It's pretty much top of the line in terms of gaming. Sold for 126 directly from Creative http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...tm_medium=feed

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Depends on the game you play. There's really only one game that the Asus Xonar and HT Omega cards can't do: Battlefield Bad Company 2. I'm hoping that isn't going to be an issue down the road with BF3 but it's the primary reason why I have two sound cards right now because the X-Fi Titanium HD does positioning dramatically better than my Essence STX.
Battlefield 3. I heard Battlefield 3 will be pretty spectacular on the audio department, so I want a sound card that will be able to handle Battlefield 3.
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Battlefield 3. I heard Battlefield 3 will be pretty spectacular on the audio department, so I want a sound card that will be able to handle Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 3 has been a bit of a game changer in the typical hierarchy of sound card recommendations due to the acknowledgement of the Xonar issues in BFBC2 by DICE. Supposedly BF3 is overhauling their audio engine which could put the Xonars and Titaniums on even footing for positional audio cues and overall environment emulation. Then again, it's all speculation at this point and titanium would be the safest bet if you're really itching to make the purchase soon.

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Successful troll. Hi-5. See you on TC.
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OK ty will do some more research before buying, thanks for all the help guys, oh and girls
post #28 of 28
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Depends on the game you play. There's really only one game that the Asus Xonar and HT Omega cards can't do: Battlefield Bad Company 2. I'm hoping that isn't going to be an issue down the road with BF3 but it's the primary reason why I have two sound cards right now because the X-Fi Titanium HD does positioning dramatically better than my Essence STX.
Asus are well aware of the problem.
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