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Currently using logitech z-2300's and koss porta pros.

I don't often listen to music mainly cause I can't keep up with the latest songs and stuff but I do game and watch movies on my computer quite a lot.

But right now I'm living with some apartment mates that love listening to electro/house music on my computer mainly cause of the awesome sub. Which I'm glad cause I actually enjoy the music and I feel that the speakers would've been a waste if they didn't use them. So I'm looking for a good sound card that I can use instead of the onboard sound that I'm currently using. I want a card that provides overall good performance in all categories (gaming, music, movies) and that does not break the bank.
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The ASUS Xonar DG/DX/DS are all great cards and they aren't too pricey. Do note that it's only worthwhile to add a soundcard if you aren't using digital output.
Edited by Broseidon - 10/11/11 at 12:43pm
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do you have a more specific budget? because some people consider $200 pocket change

at a little more than $100 USD , I would say the Creative Titanium HD is a very good choice
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My budget is around 50 dollars. I'm actually trying to see if my local best buy has the creative titanium for 50 dollars right now =D

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...tanium-hd.html
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2nd the HD. otherwise ds/dg/dx is fine, although the difference won't be too noticeable, especially since your headphones won't benefit from the DG's amp.
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yeah , for 1 50$ the best you can get is a new Xonar DG or used Xonar DX or the X-Fi Tianium
    
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I think the deal on the titanium is dead =(. What's the benefits of the Titanium over the DG? If there aren't any, at least in my case, I'll just grab the DG
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post #8 of 10
creative cards are better suited for gaming, as they have better positional audio. The Xonar cards have excellent sound quality for music, and are excellent in terms of value
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creative cards are better suited for gaming, as they have better positional audio. The Xonar cards have excellent sound quality for music, and are excellent in terms of value
yeah , pretty much this^

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I think the deal on the titanium is dead =(. What's the benefits of the Titanium over the DG? If there aren't any, at least in my case, I'll just grab the DG
the Titanium is better card in overalls , better audio chip , better circuits , 7.1 if it matters and its PCIex1

even if you have to buy a new one , it worth every penny
    
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Will I be able to tell a difference with my z-2300's though? cause I dont want to spend too much money on a sound card that I wont use to its full potential.
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