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For both. I was blown away with the difference.
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I use this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006

Definitely better than the DS and the DG. Especially when you connect some nice speakers to them. But regardless, discrete > onboard
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The DX is good but doesn't have an amp. I'd check out the marketplace for one. I just sold mine last week. If you get the DX, try to get it cheap so you can buy a Fiio E7 as well.

If you stick with MP3s, 320kbps is the minimum bitrate you should keep them at.
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The lowest I can get a DX is 89-20 rebate-40giftcard=$30. So I'll get the FiioE7 soon enough. But is the DX the one you'd recommend?
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3 votes- Asus DX
2 votes- Recon3d
     
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Damn I think you're on a onboard sound card right now, anyway, I'd recommend you to get a good sound card at first, and then go for the Fiio E7. Try to get the Asus one, good for both gaming and music. I'd recommend the STX but sadly it might not fit in your budget.

Recommend Asus One, but the STX might be out of his budget. lol.

No point getting a good sound card and then an e7. Maybe you mean the E9?
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post

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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post

Aren't the DS/DG worse than the DX?

I doubt that the difference is all that huge. If I'm not mistaken they use the same c-media chip but a different dac and are missing a few features that I don't take advantage of anyways.

I love my Xonar DX, I think that you would be pleased with it.
Nope, they use different chips. The DX is the better card. IMO, dolby headphone isn't that impressive, but to each their own.
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D is my recommendation. Owning older X-fi's and 2 xonars. The Recon blows them out of the water. Actually it blew them so far out of the water I am giving my Xonar away for free on here (ocn).

lol idk about that, but glad you're happy with your recon.

I would go with the Xonar DX for 50 bucks or so unless you can score a refurbed/used titanium HD for under 100.
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

Nope, they use different chips.

The DX and the DS use the same c-media chip but different dsps.
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IMO, dolby headphone isn't that impressive, but to each their own.

Thats your opinion, a lot of people would disagree with you.
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For both. I was blown away with the difference.

IDK, I couldn't really even tell the difference between the Xonar DX and Titanium HD with music on the HD598. I think that people overstate the difference between sound cards. At least on the equipment that most of us use.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 2/20/12 at 3:54pm
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Went ahead and got the Xonar DX
     
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The DX and the DS use the same c-media chip but different dsps.
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IMO, dolby headphone isn't that impressive, but to each their own.
Thats your opinion, a lot of people would disagree with you.
IDK, I couldn't really even tell the difference between the Xonar DX and Titanium HD with music on the HD598. I think that people overstate the difference between sound cards. At least on the equipment that most of us use.

Negative. Both the DX and DS use DSPs based on the C-Media Oxygen HD. The DX uses the AV100 and the DS uses the AV200.

And....Simca already stated it was her opinion.
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Probably the new offering by Creative... the Sound Blaster Recon3D: http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Recon3D-PCIe/M/B00654PUPA.htm
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Negative. Both the DX and DS use DSPs based on the C-Media Oxygen HD. The DX uses the AV100 and the DS uses the AV200.

Both the xonar DX and DS use the c-media cmi-8788, I don't care what Asus wants to call it. wink.gif
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