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I'm on an extremely tight budget and I read online that these are the best budget sound cards you can get. So which one should I get? Theres only a $10ish difference. What are the different features of each? I'm looking to power my soon to come razer carcharias (don't post about headsets in this thread) and my SP2200 speakers (don't post about speakers in this thread).
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I personally own a DG and it is well worth the $30. DG's claim to fame is that it has a headphone amp which is the reason I bought it in the first place and it made a discernible difference to my HD595s over on board audio. My vote goes to the DG is you plan on using your headphones most of the time.
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DG. Has headphone amp which is more important than 7.1 support.
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DG!
    
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Allright! Going for DG!

Edit: I read on overclock3D that DG isn't good for large speakers, but great for headphones...is this true?
Edited by Osea23 - 1/23/12 at 5:12pm
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Bump my edit still hasn't been answered.
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Allright! Going for DG!
Edit: I read on overclock3D that DG isn't good for large speakers, but great for headphones...is this true?

With speaker, you want to make sure it is self-powered (not USB speaker where it draws power from PC). DS is really not worth it. Usually it is DG or D1/DX.
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Oh ok so it just needs external power smile.gif
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the DG ,

the DS has the same DX/D1 chipset but i dont think that its really that big difference considering the prices , one of the reasons that make someone get the DS is the swappable OP-AMPs in it , otherwise the DG is much smarter choice
    
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