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Hello all!

I am looking to get a new soundcard and headset for gaming and music. I listen to a lot of dubstep, and play BF3, Star Craft 2 and assorted other games. I was looking at:

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1
HD 558
Some cheap mic

Thoughts?
    
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For a good cheap Mic get the zalman. Everything else looks good.
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For a good cheap Mic get the zalman. Everything else looks good.

Yeah, seems to be what everyone recommends, any specific reason?
    
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I just bought it. Compared to the desktop Mic and the built in Mic that i had on my all in one headset the zalman has a nice braided cord with small clips that can attach to the headphones wire. People say they can hear me very clear when compared to the others. And its only 9 dollars on amazon.
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I just bought it. Compared to the desktop Mic and the built in Mic that i had on my all in one headset the zalman has a nice braided cord with small clips that can attach to the headphones wire. People say they can hear me very clear when compared to the others. And its only 9 dollars on amazon.

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HD 558
Some cheap mic
Thoughts?

For a 2 channel setup/headphones, a cheaper Xonar DG would be a better buy and save $$. Also, the built in headphone amp only sweetens the deal on the DG.
 
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