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post #1 of 24
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I am using the HD555 only, and for music, games, movies.
Whats my best choice, if dont want to spend more than the price of a xonar dx?
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post #2 of 24
The Xonar's are great for music/gaming you wouldnt be going wrong.

The new creative is much more but if very very good with headphones.

If I were you I would just stick with the Xonar DX. Great price.
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if you game, go x-fi titanium or titanium hd, if you dont, then go xonar
    
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post #4 of 24
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if you game, go x-fi titanium or titanium hd, if you dont, then go xonar
Why that? I do game (BF3).
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post #5 of 24
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Why that? I do game (BF3).
The X-Fi cards are much better for gaming because they have better positional audio than the Xonar, which excels more as an audiophile card. I have owned both and recommend that you go with a Creative card... Check out the PAX drivers while you're at it
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post #6 of 24
The Xonar DX has a better sound processor than say the Xonar DG and then DX can do 7.1 audio. The DG can only do 5.1 audio, but has a headphone amp.

I think you'll find the Xonar DG will suit your needs for gaming and you'll find music sounds better as well compared to onboard sound. The Xonar DG is also only $30.00

If your price range increases than definitely take a look at the X-Fi titanium cards but for an entry level sound card that will make you appreciate games and music more, the Xonar DG might be a better fit.
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post #7 of 24
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The X-Fi cards are much better for gaming because they have better positional audio than the Xonar, which excels more as an audiophile card. I have owned both and recommend that you go with a Creative card... Check out the PAX drivers while you're at it
Does that matter with a stereo HD555?
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The Xonar DX has a better sound processor than say the Xonar DG and then DX can do 7.1 audio. The DG can only do 5.1 audio, but has a headphone amp.

I think you'll find the Xonar DG will suit your needs for gaming and you'll find music sounds better as well compared to onboard sound. The Xonar DG is also only $30.00

If your price range increases than definitely take a look at the X-Fi titanium cards but for an entry level sound card that will make you appreciate games and music more, the Xonar DG might be a better fit.
Sounds good, but i dont have a PCI slot anymore. Only PCI-Express.
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post #9 of 24
Without trying to steal the thread, i have USB headphones Razer Megladon, which are amazing and im quite happy with...
Will it be any benifit to me to get a sound card for my new build ?
will there be any noticeable difference i too am a gamer/music/movie enthusiast
    
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post #10 of 24
I have this same setup (DX + HD555) and I gotta say, it sounds great. It'll work very well in whatever you do

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Without trying to steal the thread, i have USB headphones Razer Megladon, which are amazing and im quite happy with...
Will it be any benifit to me to get a sound card for my new build ?
will there be any noticeable difference i too am a gamer/music/movie enthusiast
I'm not a big fan of USB based headsets/soundcards. I've had fairly bad experience with them. For what it costs, I'd definitely go with a "real" sound card.
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