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Hey, my old PCI soundcard is on its last legs and i need a new soundcard.

No exact limit on budget just need to know whats out there.

Will be coupled with a pair of AD700s (AD900s/1000s when they pack in)

I would normally just look up a good audiophile soundcard however most importantly they need good virtual-3d software.

Required Specs:

PCI-E
Virtual 3D
(Pref 5.1, however this is flexable)

Cheers
Edited by Pwnography - 10/22/11 at 8:20am
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I've heard the Asus Xonar DX is a brilliant card (ordering mine soon).
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post #3 of 8
do u like the cmss-3d from ur current card? if u do u can stick with creative and get its audiophile grade card x-fi titanium HD. though i dont see any analog 5.1 jacks at the back. auzentech has cards offering the same feature like forte/bravura,u might wanna look into the reviews and consumer's feedback on them.

asus xonar dx,d2x,stx will satisfy ur requirements as they have dolby headphone which is also a vitual 3d processing.
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do u like the cmss-3d from ur current card? if u do u can stick with creative and get its audiophile grade card x-fi titanium HD. though i dont see any analog 5.1 jacks at the back. auzentech has cards offering the same feature like forte/bravura,u might wanna look into the reviews and consumer's feedback on them.

asus xonar dx,d2x,stx will satisfy ur requirements as they have dolby headphone which is also a vitual 3d processing.
Well CMSS-3D is satisfactory, The positional sound it gives is nice, but the effect it has on Sound quality is rather saddening. Muffled bass and everything sounding like its underwater sucks .

Will the Asus one have similar effects, aka. is this a problem will all virutal 3D processing software ?

Also the 5.1 request is a have a crappy set of X-540 5.1 speakers that i use when i have guests but no biggy i can just run them as stereo outputted through all 5 speakers.
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post #5 of 8
budget?
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No exact limit on budget just need to know whats out there.
I Dont have a Budget, more than happy to spend £200+ if its worth it.
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The Titanium HD has a high quality DAC. That would greatly improve sound quality over your previous soundcard. Honestly, There is probably nothing better right now. Just turn off cmss-3d when you listen to music and use THX surround for even better soundstage and positioning. Although the Essence is slightly better for music, for gaming and when you consider price; the Titanium HD shines!
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