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Personally, I wouldn't spend money on a sound card for any of the speakers you listed. I don't think the cost can be justified with low end speakers due to their sound quality not being able to take advantage of the sound card.
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I disagree with surround set up.

For me, headphones have always come first. If you have a good enough sound card to pair with $300 headphones, then you should look into spending a good amount on some nice speakers. Until then, keep speakers below $150 because speakers are a deeper money pit than headphones are.

Glad you said this. My question of how much should you spend on audio...what I meant to say was audio headphones. so, same question reworded

How much do you have to spend on headphones before you need a sound card?
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I'm running Klipsch ProMedia 5.1's and to me that warranted a sound card.
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post #24 of 25
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Uh...once you've dropped a grand on a receiver, you don't even NEED a sound card because digital to analog would be done by the receiver. Way to go, bro.
Good luck running CMSS3d without a soundcard
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Well what is your setup? It makes good audio equipment better.
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