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post #21 of 28
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I just dont have the cable but might as well get sound card same time.

Asus Xonar D2X any reason i shouldnt get it ?
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post #22 of 28
Does it suit your needs for what it does?
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post #23 of 28
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Im looking for generally best sound card what works well with headphones and 5.1 / 7.1 audio setups.
Edited by Wikishi - 2/24/12 at 10:53am
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post #24 of 28
DX2 looks to be more for gaming, has a higher THD and rated frequency is lower on the highs. As for the STX is shows it is rated better for THD and Frequency Response is better on the highs maybe more music and movie oriented.
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post #25 of 28
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Sorry im trying to find best sound card for headphones and 5.1/7.1 setup while the most important thing is music quality. If i can find card like that it would be perfect.
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post #26 of 28
I love my Xonar DG for headphones and speakers setup. I took an old front panel header from an old case, plugged it in to the front panel connector on the card and have it hanging out the back of the case with my speaker system plugged in to it. Then my headphones with microphone are plugged directly in to the card.

It's super easy to switch between them in the Xonar Control Panel.
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post #27 of 28
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I think that i will get Asus Xonar STX and use S/PDIF for Z5500.
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post #28 of 28
Sounds like a plan let us know how that goes! thumb.gif
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