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I was wondering if I should bother with the Asus Xonar DX - 7.1 Channel PCI-E sound card. Would it be worth it to upgrade?
I'm only listening to music, no editing and some gaming. Mostly BF3.

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post #2 of 14
Yes. I owned one shortly and thought it was great. If music is your priority, that's the card to get.
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I also like it where my onboard sound card detects when my headphones are connected and automatically switches the speakers off. Does this have the same feature by any chance?
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post #4 of 14
Not sure about that feature, but if you have the money, I would definitely go for a sound card. It makes a HUGE difference over the onboard sound.
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I also like it where my onboard sound card detects when my headphones are connected and automatically switches the speakers off. Does this have the same feature by any chance?
Do you mean when you plug the headphones into the front panel of the case? Yep, the DX has a front panel HD audio connector.
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I read that.... just wanted a second opinion. Sorry for the post though ><.
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post #8 of 14
The Xonar DX is great, I have one.
    
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post #9 of 14
Just get something like a FiiO e10. Sound cards are only good when you want to run a surround sound system or you want their driver applications. I'd never spend more than $50 on a sound card myself.
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post #10 of 14
IMO they aren't worth it unless you have a set of really good headset or speakers. For me a sound card was another thing in my case taking up room that I could care less about. I have noticed no difference in quality going from a Creative X-Fi Titanium to onboard RealTek.
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