Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Asus xonar dx VS. creative sound blaster
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Asus xonar dx VS. creative sound blaster

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Which of these are better, i have this card now, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003

but i can get the asus xonar dx for $30. Will i notice a big difference, i use 2 speaker and a subwoofer for my sound. I usually have it half volume, so will these help me any, or prolly not a considerable amount?
Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 5960x 4.5ghz  Asus X99 Extreme Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3000MHZ DDR4 Cas 16  2x Crucial 64gb Raid 0 Crucial M500 240GB 2TB WDC 7200RPM HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB WB 4TB External USB 3.0 HDD XSPC Raystorm CPU Water Block, 2x AX 480 Radiat... Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 28Inch Gsync 1440p Logitech G510s  Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RM 750 Case Labs STH10 
Mouse
Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Reply
Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 5960x 4.5ghz  Asus X99 Extreme Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3000MHZ DDR4 Cas 16  2x Crucial 64gb Raid 0 Crucial M500 240GB 2TB WDC 7200RPM HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB WB 4TB External USB 3.0 HDD XSPC Raystorm CPU Water Block, 2x AX 480 Radiat... Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 28Inch Gsync 1440p Logitech G510s  Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RM 750 Case Labs STH10 
Mouse
Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
The difference is minimal. I wouldn't say it's not worth it as it's only 30$, less than a decent dinner. People seem to be very happy when going from integrated sound to the DG, but those that pass from another soundcard haven't seen much of a difference. My 2 cents: if somehow you're using the stock Creative drivers try some PAX or daniel_k drivers which improve the experience quite a bit on some cards.
Centurion
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
PowerCase
400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
Centurion
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
PowerCase
400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
That Audigy is poor, poor sound and poor drivers. The DX would be compatible with Windows 7 32 and 64 bit and will definitely sound better to your ears. The Audigy cards are coming to their end of life so driver development will not continue on for Windows 8 and beyond.
post #4 of 5
The Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE is a reeeeeally old card. To say that the difference is minimal would be a poor suggestion.

What matters more is what speakers you're using. If you're just using some 20 dollar set you got at walmart or something, then maybe the difference wouldn't be worth purchasing a new card for, but at 30 dollars, that's a steal for a Xonar DX. I would grab that up now, even if you have Logitech speakers.

The better the speakers you have, the more it will be worth the purchase.
2nd Gig
(24 items)
 
Sayonara
(20 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Asus M4A79T Deluxe NVIDIA GTX 670 FTW OCZ Platinum 4GB 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB & Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe MUGEN-2 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Dell UltraSharp u2410 & Samsung 2333SW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w HAF 932 Advanced Logitech G300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Shure SE-535 Limited Edition Beyerdynamic DT880 ODAC/Objective 2 Amplfiier Audio Technica AD700 
  hide details  
Reply
2nd Gig
(24 items)
 
Sayonara
(20 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Asus M4A79T Deluxe NVIDIA GTX 670 FTW OCZ Platinum 4GB 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB & Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe MUGEN-2 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Dell UltraSharp u2410 & Samsung 2333SW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w HAF 932 Advanced Logitech G300 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Shure SE-535 Limited Edition Beyerdynamic DT880 ODAC/Objective 2 Amplfiier Audio Technica AD700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
what speakers do you recommend? i want 2 speakers and a woofer. my set i just got a staples $40
Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 5960x 4.5ghz  Asus X99 Extreme Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3000MHZ DDR4 Cas 16  2x Crucial 64gb Raid 0 Crucial M500 240GB 2TB WDC 7200RPM HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB WB 4TB External USB 3.0 HDD XSPC Raystorm CPU Water Block, 2x AX 480 Radiat... Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 28Inch Gsync 1440p Logitech G510s  Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RM 750 Case Labs STH10 
Mouse
Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Reply
Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 5960x 4.5ghz  Asus X99 Extreme Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock Evga 980Ti+EK Waterblock 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3000MHZ DDR4 Cas 16  2x Crucial 64gb Raid 0 Crucial M500 240GB 2TB WDC 7200RPM HDD 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB WB 4TB External USB 3.0 HDD XSPC Raystorm CPU Water Block, 2x AX 480 Radiat... Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 28Inch Gsync 1440p Logitech G510s  Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RM 750 Case Labs STH10 
Mouse
Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Asus xonar dx VS. creative sound blaster