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Overall Best "Bang for Buck" Soundcard?

Poll Results: Best "Bang for Buck" Soundcard?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Auzentech Auzen X-Fi Forte
  • 5% (1)
    Auzentech Meridian 2G
  • 5% (1)
    HT Omega Striker
  • 11% (2)
    HT Omega Claro+
  • 17% (3)
    ASUS Xonar D1
  • 58% (10)
    ASUS Xonar DX
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post #1 of 19
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Which do you think I should get for general usage..gaming/music, etc. I do mostly gaming...looking to spend under like $150...the less the better. =)

FYI - I currently have a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer. I've heard some say onboard sound is all you need now a days...but idk...what you think?
Edited by malikq86 - 10/22/11 at 7:20pm
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post #2 of 19
onboard is all you really need, unless your're heavily into music or you navigate in-game using sound alone
   
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post #3 of 19
Onboard is still comparatively bad vs. a dedicated soundcard. Less than $150 = easily a Creative Titanium HD
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yeah the Titanium HD looks good.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38"]Amazon.com: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270: Electronics[/ame]

However, it seems like my research pointed me to Auzentech/Asus the most. People seemed to advice to stay away from Creative. Titanium must be an exception..good reviews.
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post #5 of 19
I just installed my X-Fi Titanium HD tonight, and I'm loving it so far. I had been using onboard sound for the last two years, and I didn't know what I was missing out on.
post #6 of 19
Doesn't the Asus MIVE use SB Xifi as its onboard sound?
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by malikq86;15415055 
yeah the Titanium HD looks good.

Amazon.com: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270: Electronics

However, it seems like my research pointed me to Auzentech/Asus the most. People seemed to advice to stay away from Creative. Titanium must be an exception..good reviews.

That doesn't apply to the X-FI HD, The older models is what people suggested to stay away from. But the X-FI HD is in the same League with the ST/X.

I have a X-FI HD my self its a great card, later down the line you can change its op-amps too. as it has machine Dip-8 sockets.
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Doesn't the Asus MIVE use SB Xifi as its onboard sound?

Software X-FI MB isnt the same as a actualy X-FI chip. It doing it thru software emulation. There is a mobo which has a actual X-FI Chip on it but I dont remember its model or brand and came out recently.
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post #9 of 19
I have two HT Claros + and a HT Omega Claro + XT, they are FANTASTIC sound cards, music and games.
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I also suggest the X-Fi HD, cards a beast! Well worth the money especially since I got it for 60 when BestBuy had it on clearance.
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