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I'm recently looking for a sound card that has ASIO support and also have karaoke functions. I found these two cards, but I don't know which one is better. Can anyone tell me which one is better and what is better about it.
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first both are PCI

the DG has a headphone AMP , more stable drivers in win7 (i dont think that the Z2S has one on WIN7)

you can install the Daniel K modded drivers on the Z2S and turn it to X-Fi Xtreme Audio

IMO the DG is better Choice
    
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The DG has a headphone amp, but the DS does not?
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Originally Posted by Crag;15476989 
first both are PCI

the DG has a headphone AMP , more stable drivers in win7 (i dont think that the Z2S has one on WIN7)

you can install the Daniel K modded drivers on the Z2S and turn it to X-Fi Xtreme Audio

IMO the DG is better Choice

I know that but the thing is DG does not have ASIO support right?
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ops , im so so sorry i mixed up between the DS and the DG

yes the DG is the one with headphone AMP

the DS has swappable OP-AMPs in case you have interests in that

still good card though , and still better than the Z2S
    
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Crag;15477140 
ops , im so so sorry i mixed up between the DS and the DG

yes the DG is the one with headphone AMP

the DS has swappable OP-AMPs in case you have interests in that

still good card though , and still better than the Z2S

DG is not in my consideration since it does not support ASIO.
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yeah the DS supurot ASIO
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Audio technologies DTS Interactive Encoder, DTS Neo: PC, DirectSound3D GX 2.5, EAX 2.0&1.0, DirectSound HW, DirectSound SW, A3D 1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability (EAX5 software emulation), SoundFont, ASIO 2.0 driver support

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/soundcards/2010/04/08/sub-100-gaming-sound-card-reviews/2

although for low latency cards the M Audio are the most recommended
    
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Crag;15477517 
yeah the DS supurot ASIO


http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/soundcards/2010/04/08/sub-100-gaming-sound-card-reviews/2

although for low latency cards the M Audio are the most recommended

m audio? What's that?
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m audio? What's that?

is a audio gear manufacture (including sound cards) known for having very low latency

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008658%2050001793&IsNodeId=1&name=M-AUDIO&Order=PRICED
    
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Originally Posted by Crag;15477794 
is a audio gear manufacture (including sound cards) known for having very low latency

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008658%2050001793&IsNodeId=1&name=M-AUDIO&Order=PRICED

Oh are they better than the DS?
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