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Which sound card for my Logitech Z-5500?

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Hello everyone. I just bought a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card for my surround set home at home, a Logitech Z-5500. Normally I have always been using on board sound, but I now got the money and I would like to take it to the next level. To my very big surprise the card I bought didn't work with my Z-5500!! frown.gif So I had to RMA it back.. Jesus..

Some clever people told me I should look for a sound card with 5.1 on it? And one that fits for my z-5500 of course. Some said I should look for Asus Xonar products while other claim I should get the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium..

Is there a friendly soul out there that can help me out on this matter?
Let me just say, the price for this sound card is not a big problem. Im willing to pay what it costs.

I use my Logitech Z-5500 for movies, music and gaming. Headset(Sennheiser PC 360) when im playing CO-OP games, talking with people on skype etc.

So basically.. The perfect / best card of all time for my Logitech Z-5500.


Which to get?

Thanks in advance smile.gif

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I have a Xonar DX (what like ~$65) and it makes my m-audio 70watt BX5a studio monitors sound like an angel is producing sound from the innards of my brain....biggrin.gif (not to mention how f'ing loud/clear the SC can make it compared to my phone/onboard) So i'm going to say that is a great option, You would definitely not be disappointed by any means what so ever. I can guarantee it. You might even track me down and attempt to give me a hug.tongue.gif
Edited by The_Hairy_Yak - 12/6/11 at 9:10am
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Xonar DX.. Is that the ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT you mean?
And I suppose it works perfectly with the z-5500?
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I'm surprised the Titanium HD doesn't support 5.1. I've heard so much good stuff about it
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http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_DX/

The DX2 is definitely a "better" card, but I doubt there would be much audible difference, not to mention the price premium of almost x2 the DX.

I'm not familiar with the connections on a 5500, but I would put money on it working...
Edited by The_Hairy_Yak - 12/6/11 at 9:24am
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I got the D2X instead The_Hairy_Yak.. So far its okay. I don't know if I should use DTS og Dolby Live? Hmm..
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The best of the best-no price spared- would be the one I have.
The Auzentech X-fi Hometheater HD.
Its got everything. X-fi chipset for games, high-end components for perfect audio reproduction and lossless full res blu ray audio passthrough via analogue as well as digital.

Best of both worlds.
Edited by BlackandDecker - 12/16/11 at 5:46am
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BlackandDecker: I read A LOT of reviews on these cards, and from what I could tell the Auzentech seem to get fried after a year or two? Seen several threads about it, so I'd rather go the safe way.
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The Titanium HD that you had is meant for stereo/headphones(and sets). So it would have worked perfectly with your PC 360s (which I heard are outstanding btw). But trying to use that card with a 5.1 setup is like putting a square peg in a round hole, entirely user error (no offense). I would suggest getting a X-Fi Titanium from creative. Usually run about $80-$90, I had one for my Logitech 5.1 when I used it and it was nice, but didn't compete with my current card/setup (2.1 stereo with Asus STX). I would also look into some of the Xonar's from Asus. General rule of thumb I've figured out. Dedicated gaming: Creative, dedicated media: Asus. But both are still very good quality cards (BF3 simply sounds epic from my STX).
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waldoh74: I did get the Asus Xonar D2X and i'm very happy about the purchase.
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