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would i be better off getting a decent soundcard :
http://www.cclonline.com/product/36675/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z/Sound-Cards/Asus-Xonar-DX/XD-Low-Profile-PCi-E-7-1-Channel-Audio-Card/SND4007/
or getting a decent set of headphones:
http://www.cclonline.com/product/68850/CA-9011111-WW/Headsets-Microphones/Corsair-Headset-Vengeance-1300-Analog-Gaming-Headset/SPK0333/
budget less than £60 so i can buy a cheap one of the thing i dont get wink.gif
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would i be better off getting a decent soundcard :
http://www.cclonline.com/product/36675/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z/Sound-Cards/Asus-Xonar-DX/XD-Low-Profile-PCi-E-7-1-Channel-Audio-Card/SND4007/
or getting a decent set of headphones:
http://www.cclonline.com/product/68850/CA-9011111-WW/Headsets-Microphones/Corsair-Headset-Vengeance-1300-Analog-Gaming-Headset/SPK0333/
budget less than £60 so i can buy a cheap one of the thing i dont get wink.gif

Go for the soundcard and save up for a better headphone. (those corsair 7.1 are a gimmick)

If you're using onboard now, add the soundcard and then improve from there as getting a good headphone and hooking it up to a lousy source is a bit counter-productive.
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so get soundcard, and buy cheap and cheerfull headphones to last me until i have the money?
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so get soundcard, and buy cheap and cheerfull headphones to last me until i have the money?

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post #5 of 5
With that budget, you can get both!

what do you intend to do with your headphone? If it involves music, what music tastes?
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