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Looking to spend around 50, always used on board sound, time to try a dedicate sound card to clear up this bad sound
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I just bought an ASUS DG a few days ago for my new Beyer DT 770s (when they arrive) and using Sennheiser earbuds and 1.1 speakers (I broke one ) I can hear quite an increase in sound quality over my onboard sound. I am not a audiophile and quite new to this but I can still tell that music and games sound much better (especially highs). Plus it comes with an 150 ohm amp and if paired with a decent headphone I think it should sound remarkably better. Also I am pretty sure it uses the same chipset as the more expensive ASUS Xonar Sound Cards so the quality is pretty darn good for something in this price range.

Good luck!
Edited by Hot Fuzz - 11/7/11 at 6:47am
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I just bought an ASUS DG a few days ago for my new Beyer DT 770s (when they arrive) and using Sennheiser earbuds and 1.1 speakers (I broke one ) I can hear quite an increase in sound quality over my onboard sound. I am not a audiophile and quite new to this but I can still tell that music and games sound much better (especially highs). Plus it comes with an 150 ohm amp and if paired with a decent headphone I think it should sound remarkably better. Also I am pretty sure it uses the same chipset as the more expensive ASUS Xonar Sound Cards so the quality is pretty darn good for something in this price range.

Good luck!
The DG comes with an amp? Is this std? I have a DX in my media center but I am pretty sure it doesn't have one

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The DG comes with an amp? Is this std? I have a DX in my media center but I am pretty sure it doesn't have one

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It does, but the DG only does 150ohms, the ST/STX uses a much higher quality headphone amp that does 600 ohms.
    
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how do you connect to the headphone amp? is it through the front case port connector?

I could be purchasing one of the DG cards myself now....
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how do you connect to the headphone amp? is it through the front case port connector?

I could be purchasing one of the DG cards myself now....
It can be through the front, but I just go through the back. I have an odd issue with front jacks when only one can works. Hmm. DG's a great sound card though. I have my $10 rebate card for buying that too. You can expect it.
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the dg card is good for speakers too though right?
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how do you connect to the headphone amp? is it through the front case port connector?

I could be purchasing one of the DG cards myself now....
Built in amp on the sound card. If you want to use front port case connector jack then you need to plug your HD Audio into your sound card.

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the dg card is good for speakers too though right?
Yes pretty sure. However it is only a 5.1 surround sound (has 7.1 virtual though) card.
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